Saturday, December 20, 2014

N. T. Wright the Pattern See-er

I deeply appreciate N. T. Wright. He has left his mark all over NT studies with generative insights all over the place. He was very impactful on me in the mid-90s. It would be fun to list all the little nuggets I have taken from him--it would be a significant list.

But, man, his massive Paul to me is like all of the whacky ideas he had in grad school come home to roost. It's like a pre-modern pie cooked from a thousand modernist bits. It embodies exactly the kind of grand escrit that postmodernism was built to deconstruct.

He should have published it in the 90s. He's mulled this material over too long, IMO.

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