Putman describes the causes of and prescribes a treatment for theological division, revealing in the process the danger threatening Evangelical theology.
By making the case for theological triage, Ortlund has made a great contribution. However, the nature of theological triage raises significant questions.
Though studies in biblical theology have great promise, From Chaos to Cosmos flounders because the theme is seeks to expound is not present in Scripture.
It is often said that biblical interpretation requires one to understand a passage's historical context. However, this raises several important problems.
Why does the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, in the midst of his rigorous argument regarding the New and Old Covenants (diatheke), introduce the rough analogy of a will (diatheke) or does he? The common interpretation understands Hebrews 9:15-22 as an analogy made between a biblical covenant and a will; I briefly contend here that better sense is made of the text if we read diatheke as a covenant between God and man—not a will.