Monday, March 15, 2010

Ben Witherington On the Bible as "The Grand Narrative"

Here's a very nice article by NT scholar Ben Witherington called: "Jesus' Narrative Thought World and Message." Ben has placed a second title for this piece, which reads: "The Grand Narrative: The Storied World of Jesus and His Message." Witherington lines up with the kind of biblical work N.T. Wright is doing, the point being: read the scriptures as narrative, since that's how they were originally read. Do not read them, as Brian McLaren rightly says, "constitutionally."