January 18, 2004

Jacobus contra mundum

In recent days there has been an ongoing debate between apologist James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries and blogger Tim Enloe over the merits of the "New Perspective on Paul" of E. P. Sanders and N. T. Wright. It has apparently turned into a bit of a dogpile: White's blog on one side, and according to my last count, the Societas Christiana, 40 Bicycles, Purging Out the Tares, Upsaid blogs, and, inexplicably, Catholic apologist Dave Armstrong on the other.

The outcome? So far, White is wiping the floor with all of them by sticking with exegesis of the biblical text and insisting that his opponents do likewise.