*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Historical Criticism of the Bible Eta Linnemann tells how modern Bible scholarship has drifted far from the truth. In this first English language edition, author Eta Linnemann challenges the root assumption of this theology, its claim to be “scientific.” To the contrary, she finds. Linnemann, Eta () “Historical-Critical and Evangelical Theology,” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society: Vol. 5: Iss. 2, Article 3. Available at.
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Linneman is fantastic and I think her contribution for textual issues is tea. Her works should be read by every pastor and theologian that want be biblical and faithful to Scriptures.
Thanks for posting linnemannn. I heard about Eta Linnemann for the first time today while listening to this video lecture at a Bible Seminary starting at This interests me as I have studied much of the history of German Higher criticism and am astounded and even over joyed that someone could come out of that fold and become a true believer.
I’ll be sure to read more about Eta in days to come. Josh, Glad linnfmann found this helpful. I’d recommend her book “Historical Criticism of the Bible. Linnemann’s book on the parables is outstanding.
I have used it fir 40 years and went to it yesterday for insight into the parable of the feast Matt 22, Luke 14 which was the USCCB daily gospel reading. Her scholarship stands on it’s own foundation despite her own personal, idiosyncratic rejection of it.
Richard, I wonder if that is one linnemznn the books she suggested should be thrown in the trash.
One of my pet projects this year has been reviewing and studying the rise of the historical-critical method in Biblical studies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along these lines, I have long been intrigued by the testimony of German New Testament scholar Eta Linnemann who was trained in higher criticism, studying with top scholars like Rudolph Bultmann, but later rejected it after experiencing an evangelical conversion.
This critique first appeared in German as Wissenschaft oder Meinung? In and was translated and published in English as Historical Criticism of the Bible: Methodology or Ideology Baker, In the Introduction to the critique, Linnemann reviews some of her testimony, including how she began to be disillusioned by the historical-critical method and its skeptical approach to Scripture and faith.
At first, however, what I realized led me into profound disillusionment. I reacted by drifting toward addictions which might dull my misery. I became enslaved to watching television and fell into an increasing state of alcohol dependence p. Her life changed dramatically: My destructive addictions were replaced by a hunger and thirst for his Word and for fellowship with Christians.
I was able to recognize sin clearly as sin rather than merely make excuses for it as was my previous habit. Later, she faced a dilemma: This led her to an unswerving commitment to the inspiration and authority of Scripture: I regard everything that I taught and wrote before I linnemann my life to Jesus as refuse.
After reviewing her previous scholarly books and journal articles, Linnemann adds: You can read also read online a transcript of a testimony Linneman gave in at a California church and a scholarly article by Robert W. Friend or Foe of Scholarship? Linnemann should be read with discernment given that she apparently became involved with a charismatic, non-confessional church group.
stylos: Eta Linnemann’s rejection of the Historical-Critical Method
Still, her critique of historical-critical methodology is invaluable. For those who know German, you can eeta find several lectures by Linnemann on various topics on YouTube. Here are three Biography of Eta Linnemann ; What is the foundation of “historical-critical” theology? Though it appears Linnemann died before turning her attention to a critique of modern text and translation criticism, one wonders what conclusions she might have reached.
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