Unaware of the origins of some of these thoughts, many pastors and church members may find themselves increasingly confronted with ideas like “story preaching” or “reading the Bible as literature.” Even though it may seem harmless at first, these phrases may in fact conceal trends of which the unsuspecting pastor, churchgoer, or Bible student may not be aware. This article will help us understand the unfortunate dichotomy between history and literature modern biblical studies have inherited. It also gives us insight in the influence of one of the most seminal narrative-theological thinkers, Hans W. Frei. Kostenberger also help us fine-tuning our own proper method and ways of studying Scripture.
Source: Biblical Foundations, 1998. 9 pages.