Tuesday, 4 November 2008

The Old in the New Quiz

Zondervan has recently launched the book, Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament written by Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns.

In conjunction with the launch of this book, there is now a quiz designed to test one's view of how the NT authors use the OT.

With only 7 questions, this quiz will reveal one's view of how the NT authors understood and used the OT in their writings. Though a simplification of a complex topic, it places participants into one of three categories (or "views"). It's meant to be fun and informative. Don't take the results of this quiz too seriously.

Check it out by clicking here.

Ever wonder where I stand? Here's my results after taking quiz.




NT Use of the OT -- Test Your View!
Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view
You seem to be most closely aligned with the Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view, a view defended by Peter Enns in the book “Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament” (edited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde, Nov. 2008). Since the NT writers held a single-minded conviction that the Scriptures point to and are fulfilled in Christ, this view suggests that the NT writers perceive this meaning in OT texts, even when their OT authors did not have that meaning in mind when they wrote. It should be noted, however, that advocates of this view are careful not to deny the importance of the grammatical-historical study of the OT text so as to understand the OT authors on their own terms. For more info, see the book, or attend a special session devoted to the topic at the ETS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI (Nov. 2008); Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns will all present their views.
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Boy, does this quiz suggest that I am now aligned to Peter Enns? Oh dear...That means I can never be employed by Westminster Theological Seminary.

10 comments:

anthony said...

or that stm may terminate your employment????

Kar Yong said...

Oh dear....but the good thing is that at least I have the letter of confirmation of my employment in my hands now...

But again... :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Opps... my view is the same as yours... and I'm in a church that adheres to the Westminster confession. *gulp*

:)

Paul said...

hmm... mine is Single Meaning, Multiple Contexts and Referents view. No wonder I can't understand KY when he teaches hermenuetics! Just kidding! :-)


I think I had better buy the book and read up.... am getting confused again

Kar Yong said...

Hi JW,

Err....I hope you won't be excommunicated... :-)

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,

You mean you actually understood what I taught? Wow...

pearlie said...

OK, I am a bit slow today ...
There's the not in any particular order (1) Single Meaning, Multiple Contexts and Referents view, (2) Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view and what would (3) be?

I am "tested" to be (1) even though I am not sure what (1) stands for and when I read the short para on (2) I seem to agree as well!!!

So what is the Westminster position may I ask?

Paul said...

KY

I wote: "No wonder I CAN'Tt understand KY when he teaches hermeneutics." I did NOT say I undersood your teaching :-)

You are guilty of eisegesis - twisting the clear meaning of my sentence. LOL

Kar Yong said...

Hi Paul,

It's not eisegesis...it's readers response....you mean there is such thing called authorial intent?

Hahaha....

Paul said...

KY

I surrender and accept defeat to the good Doctor :-)