Douglas G. Lawrie


This review primarily examines the hermeneutical principles Nürnberger uses to
bridge the gap between biblical theology and systematic theology. It argues that
Nürnberger correctly identifies the task and problems facing theologians who wish
to construct a critical, contextual theology without abandoning the biblical witness
completely. He offers a suggestive metaphor, but his hermeneutical principles do not
quite establish his conclusions. Instead, the review suggests, the conclusions owe
their plausibility to the metaphor – and to the considerable wisdom and faith
Nürnberger brings to the project. Perhaps we have no better resources when we
deal with intractable problems.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/90-0-1081


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