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These essays in constructive Christian dogmatics treat a cluster of themes: the nature of Holy Scripture and its interpretations; the place of Jesus in modern intellectual culture, and in theological depiction of the nature of the church; and the inseparability of theological and moral reflection. An important series of essays from one of the world's leading contemporary theologians.

This sort of false ontology of canonical texts can be overcome by spelling out the ontological implications of talk of the canon as a ‘witness’ or ‘means of grace’. At the core of both these notions is an assertion that the texts of the canon are human realities annexed by divine use. By emphasizing that the function of the texts is the clue to their ontology, these notions shift out of the quasi-materialist idiom of those accounts which are dominated by the concept of inspiration. Crucially, however,
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