Why Biblical Scholars Should Declare Their Worldviews https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/history-ideas/2017/07/why-biblical-scholars-should-declare-their-worldviews/

Biblical criticism is never value-free. In itself that’s not a problem; the problem arises when readers don’t know what worldview a particular scholar brings to his or her work.

July 26, 2017 | Craig Bartholomew
About the author: Craig G. Bartholomew, until recently the H. Evan Runner professor of philosophy at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, has been named incoming director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge (UK).
This is a response to The Corruption of Biblical Studies, originally published in Mosaic in July 2017


I am very grateful for Joshua Berman’s essay on the condition of biblical studies, and on the whole I agree strongly with his analysis of what ails it. Here I’d like to present my own take on some of his arguments and then suggest a way in which the field might move forward.

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