Winter 1987

Volume II, Number 1

In This Issue

God Went Away: Reflections on Genesis 3 by Phil Johnson

Whenever I get involved with the Genesis, the story of our beginning for which we each have a text, I become very active inside. It never fails to be stimulating and absorbing.

Arum: A Study in Genesis 2:7 — 3:24 by David Hawkinson

It is a witness to the extraordinary art of the biblical author that such a profound event is told with such simplicity. Our tendency has been to obscure this with all sorts of assumptions that intrude into the narrative in the form of demons, apples, prophecies and motives all of which are set to the doctrinal music of what has been labeled, The Fall.

Matthew 4:1-11 and Waldenström’s Commentary by Paul Peter Waldenström and translated by Tommy Carlson

Jesus, Temptation and Christology by Peter Sandstrom

As noted in our first issue, it is our intention at Pietisten to take seriously David Nyvall's proposal to continuously revise the creeds, recognizing that they "must be kept young." A similar call was recently restated in the Netherlands by Catholic theologian Edward Schillebeeckx: "In every age we must try to embed the faith in a new culture.

A Dutchman's Lectures by Phil Johnson

Report on the Hieko Oberman Lectures, Luther Northwestern Theological School, January 5 and 6, 1987.