Introducing the Southeastern Theological Review -- By: David S. Hogg
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Southeastern Theological Review
This issue marks the inauguration of a new journal published by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Southeastern formerly published the journal Faith & Mission under the competent guidance of Dr. D. Lanier and Dr. D. Beck. These men faithfully served the faculty of Southeastern by publishing articles and reviews of interest to Southern Baptists at large and the Seminary community in particular. To be sure, the scholarship represented in that journal was read by a broader spectrum of readers than just Southern Baptists, and for that we are grateful. Over time, however, it became apparent that the desire of the faculty and administration was to more proactively appeal to a broader readership. The changes required in order to accomplish this were deemed sufficient to warrant the creation of an entirely new journal.
The Southeastern Theological Review is dedicated to publishing articles of high quality by young and established scholars. As is evident in this first issue, we desire to publish material written not only by those living inside and outside of the United States, but also by those actively involved in denominational life that extends beyond the Southern Baptist Convention. Our hope is to facilitate lively and informed conversations on a wide variety of topics of interest to Christians around the globe.
Our intention as we begin is to publish two issues per year, one in the late Fall and one in the late Spring. Although not all issues will be organized around a theme, the first two issues are. In this issue the theme is reading the OT theologically. In the Spring 2011 issue the theme will be preaching the OT as theology. We are grateful for those authors who have kindly submitted their work for the inaugural publication of this new venture and look forward to reading submissions by scholars in all disciplines related to the Christian faith in the coming years.
In what follows, Jamie Grant of the Highland Theological College in Scotland explores questions and concerns relevant to the interpretation of the Psalms. This portion of Scripture has, of course, enjoyed a long and vibrant history of analysis and scholarly interest in addition to being held in high esteem in the life and liturgy of the church. Among the debates that swirl around this collection of
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inspired poetry is the extent to which we can or should assign historical settings. To what degree do such determinations help or hinder the contemporary believer in appropriating and applying them? Part of what fuels this discussion is a growing desire to read the Psal...
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