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Friday, February 17, 2006

John Howard Yoder

"One of the marks of the Church's heritage is that it sees movements within the canonical story, and therefore a difference between the Testaments. Instead of a timeless collection of parabolic anecdotes for allegorical application, or of propositional communications ready for deductive exposition, the Bible is a story of promise and fulfillment which must be read directionally. The New Testament, by affirming the Hebrew Scriptures which the Christians have come to call the Old Testament, also interprets them.

...Abraham and Moses are to be read through Jesus and Paul."

Yoder, The Priestly Kingdom, 1984.