Roland Boer’s article ‘Elitism, Colonialism, and the Independence of Biblical Studies: Reflections on the Lemche-Avalos Debate’ is finally up over at Bible and Interpretation. Here’s the blurb:
Lemche asserts, without evidence, that the Bible is increasingly important in our modern world. Avalos, by contrast, is caught: on the one hand, he argues that the Bible is increasingly irrelevant, but on the other, he argues that the Bible is a dangerous book, so much so that its influence should be eliminated from our world. Both are correct, but not in ways they would expect.
via The Bible and Interpretation. Read on to follow the discussion.