Over at Bible and Interpretation a small debate is underway between Niels Peter Lemche and Hector Avalos. Now, while I see some problems in Hector’s arguments and some noisy but unexamined ghosts, Niels Peter’s piece is one of the most problematic I have read for a long time. In brief, it is Eurocentric, elitist and given to interpretive tunnel-vision, thereby not seeing the cosy relationship with theology in what he champions.

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