Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul,
Richard B Hays, Yale, 1989, page 177
While looking for something else, I came across this rather delightful quote from Richard Hays:
To read Scripture as a book of messianic testimonies that point to the crucified Messiah, Jesus, requires a great deal more ingenuity than to read it as a narration that foreshadows God's purpose to raise up a worldwide community of people who confess his sovereignty and manifest his justice ... Scripture refuses to be assimilated to a one-sidedly christocentric reading.
Isn't that refreshing!