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Plundering the Egyptians : the Old Testament and historical criticism at Westminster Theological Seminary (1929-1998) /
John J. Yeo.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2010.
description
vi, 318 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761849599 (Paper), 9780761849599 (Paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2010.
isbn
0761849599 (Paper)
9780761849599 (Paper)
dissertation note
Revised version of the author's thesis (Ph.D)--University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, 2007.
catalogue key
7113781
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John J. Yeo is assistant professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his M.A. at Westminster Seminary California, his Th.M. at Fuller Thelogical Seminary, and his Ph.D. from the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto.
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An invaluable backdrop to the current discussion of the interaction between confessional commitments and Biblical scholarship…Yeo shows how the nature of that response shifted over the period surveyed from a stance of strong antithesis to a more integrationist position, all the while seeking to uphold a conservative Reformed theology.
A well-structured and researched piece of work written in a pleasing style an excellent job of absorbing and assessing the work of the Westminster faculty in a way that is sympathetic without lapsing into hagiography.
A well-structured and researched piece of work written in a pleasing style…an excellent job of absorbing and assessing the work of the Westminster faculty in a way that is sympathetic without lapsing into hagiography.
[This study is] crucial for understanding the way theological traditions develop and even diverge from the founding generation's original vision particularly valuable for critics and defenders of recent changes at Westminster.
[This study is] crucial for understanding the way theological traditions develop and even diverge from the founding generation's original vision…particularly valuable for critics and defenders of recent changes at Westminster.
An important study that is not merely an intellectual history. Though his study centers upon the Reformed tradition, it is of perennial importance for all evangelicals. He showcases the interaction between faith and critical scholarship .to see and understand more fully the interaction between the church and the academy, between faith and unbelief.
An important study that is not merely an intellectual history. Though his study centers upon the Reformed tradition, it is of perennial importance for all evangelicals. He showcases the interaction between faith and critical scholarship….to see and understand more fully the interaction between the church and the academy, between faith and unbelief.
An invaluable backdrop to the current discussion of the interaction between confessional commitments and Biblical scholarship Yeo shows how the nature of that response shifted over the period surveyed from a stance of strong antithesis to a more integrationist position, all the while seeking to uphold a conservative Reformed theology.
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Main Description
Plundering the Egyptians focuses on the study of the Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary from to 1998. More specifically, it presents the lives and academic labors of Robert Dick Wilson (1929-1930), Edward Joseph Young (1936-1968), Raymond Bryan Dillard (1969-1993), and Tremper Longman III (1981-1998). These featured scholars were highly influential in changing the shape of Old Testament studies at Westminster through the introduction of novel scholarly tools and ideas that reveal methodological and theological development. Their individual historical contexts, scholarly contributors, and interactions with historical-critical scholarship are presented and analyzed. Modifications in their respective methodologies are highlighted and often indicate significant shifts within the Old Princeton-Westminster trajectory from an anti-critical stance toward a position of openness toward historical-critical methodology and its conclusions. The implications of these shifts within Westminster are important because they mirror the current change and challenges in evangelicalism today. Book jacket.
Long Description
Plundering the Egyptians focuses on the study of the Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary from 1929 to 1998. More specifically, it presents the lives and academic labors of Robert Dick Wilson (1929-1930), Edward Joseph Young (1936-1968), Raymond Bryan Dillard (1969-1993), and Tremper Longman III (1981-1998). These featured scholars were highly influential in changing the shape of Old Testament studies at Westminster through the introduction of novel scholarly tools and ideas that reveal methodological and theological development. Their individual historical contexts, scholarly contributions, and interactions with historical-critical scholarship are presented and analyzed. Modifications in their respective methodologies are highlighted and often indicate significant shifts within the Old Princeton-Westminster trajectory from an anti-critical stance toward a position of openness toward historical-critical methodology and its conclusions. The implications of these shifts within Westminster are important because they mirror the current changes and challenges in evangelicalism today.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Old Princeton Redivivusp. 7
Robert Dick Wilson: Life and Backgroundp. 8
The Writings of Robert Dick Wilsonp. 13
Wilson's Methodological Approachp. 15
The Typical Format of Wilson's Workp. 16
Scottish Common Sense Realism and the Evidential Methodp. 16
Wilson's Traditional Defense of the Pentateuchp. 17
Evidences that Moses Authored the Pentateuchp. 18
Wilson's Arguments Against Pentateuchal Criticismp. 22
Wilson's Defense of the Book of Danielp. 29
S.R. Driver's Critical Arguments for a Late Date of Danielp. 30
Wilson's Refutation of Driver on the Book of Danielp. 33
Wilson's Position Regarding Daniel's Place in the Hebrew Canonp. 41
Wilson's Position Regarding Daniel as Prophecy and Historyp. 45
Wilson's View of Darius the Mede as Gubaru/Gobryasp. 47
Wilson's Contributionsp. 49
Toeing The Linep. 93
Edward Joseph Young: Life and Backgroundp. 94
The Writings of Edward J. Youngp. 98
Semitic Grammarsp. 99
Young and Wilson's Writings: Similarities and Dissimilaritiesp. 100
Young's Unique Approachp. 102
Young's Battle Against Neo-Orthodoxyp. 104
Young's Design of Old Testament Theologyp. 110
Young's Traditional Defense of the Pentateuchp. 116
Young's Interpretation of Genesis Onep. 120
Young's Stance on Isaiahp. 135
Young's Contributionsp. 149
A Changing Of The Guards207
Raymond Bryan Dillardp. 208
Plundering the Egyptians, Common Grace and Van Til's Antithesisp. 209
Dillard's Work on 2 Chroniclesp. 212
Dillard's View of the Chronicler and Redaction Criticismp. 214
Dillard's Approach Toward Harmonizationp. 216
Dillard's Advocacy of Genre Criticismp. 218
Tremper Longman IIIp. 219
Longman's Work on Literary Approachesp. 220
Longman's Literary Studies in Contextp. 222
Longman's Literary Approach to Biblical Interpretationp. 223
Dillard and Longman's Views on the Old Testamentp. 225
Genesis (Pentateuch)p. 226
Isaiahp. 232
Danielp. 239
Dillard and Longman's Contributionsp. 241
Conclusionp. 279
Issues of Continuityp. 279
From Anti-Criticism to Criticism: Foe Becomes Friendp. 279
A Reappraisal of Philosophy and Traditionp. 282
Shifting Theologyp. 284
Westminster and Beyondp. 288
Selected Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 315
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