This article considers some criticisms against the redemptive-movement hermeneutic. Should the redemptive intention in the Bible be taken beyond certain time-locked limits of the New Testament? Is it possible to take the redemptive intention of the New Testament beyond the Bible? What are the limits placed on our interpretation and application when we acknowledge the revelation in Jesus Christ as God's final revelation? The author responds to specific criticisms of Thomas Schreiner. The article demonstrates how the New Testament takes the regulations about slavery and women in the Old Testament further, and how there is a certain discontinuity and development between the ethics of the one testament to the other.
Source: Evangelical Quarterly, 2003. 16 pages.