On Myths and Their Contexts: An Issue of Contemporary Theology? A Response to Jeffrey Morrow
By Thomas L. Thompson - Professor emeritus, University of Copenhagen
The Bible and Interpretation: January 2017
This essay is written in direct response to Jeffrey Morrow’s article and should be read with Morrow’s paper in hand (...) In his recent contribution to this forum, entitled “On Biblical Scholarship and Bias,” Morrow begins his discussion with reference to a lecture of Joseph Ratzinger from 1988, dealing with the contemporary crisis he understood modern biblical scholarship to be facing at the time. Specifically, Ratzinger’s interest was in “unconscious philosophical presuppositions”, which, in a papal address of 2010, he described more simply as a “bias” of current biblical scholarship.