Editorial -- By: Douglas Moo
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Trinity Journal, sponsored by Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, seeks to offer articles on those areas covered by its various departments and emphases. Few fascicles have come as close to representing the broad sweep of that curriculum as this one. We offer articles on psychology and theology, OT, NT, missions, and practical theology. And in doing so, we hope, as always, that you, our readers, will be assisted in applying Scripture and theology to teaching and living the Christian life.
Jeffrey Boyd, no stranger to Trinity Journal (see “An Insider’s Effort to Blow Up Psychiatry,” TJ 17 : 223-39) continues his quest to bring contemporary psychology under the umbrella of Christian theology. A practicing psychologist himself, Boyd offers in our initial article a programmatic assessment of the relationship between these two often warring disciplines. Our second article comes from a relative newcomer to Trinity’s faculty, James K. Hoffmeier. An expert in (especially Egyptian) archaeology, Hoffmeier reveals his exegetical and theological acumen in an article assessing recent uses (or misuses) of the famous text about natural revelation in Psalm 19.
David A. deSilva typically seeks to shed new light on NT letters by applying to them literary and social perspectives. His article on Hebrews, a small sample of his larger book on the letter, showcases these approaches. Along the way, he encourages reexamination of the vexing issue about the auctor’s understanding of his readers’ spiritual condition and prospects. Tadataka Maruyama is a respected leader of the Japanese church. His reflections on preaching the gospel in Japan, originally presented in a lecture at Trinity, are of interest not only to those working in Japan, but to anyone involved
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in cross-cultural communication of the gospel. Our fascicle wraps up with a stirring call for preachers to recapture the role of the prophet.
This is the last fascicle of Trinity Journal that I will be editing. The Lord has moved my ministry from Trinity to Wheaton, where I have been appointed Blanchard Professor of New Testament. I have nothing but good feelings about the many years the Lord has given me in ministry at Trinity. The Journal is falling into the very capable hands of my colleague Robert Yarbrough. Replacing him as book review editor will be Eckhard Schnabel. We also say goodbye and thank you to two student board members: James Dvorak and Ken Way. Both have served faithfully as readers and proofing editors; and James has been instrumental in giving the Journal a presence on the interne...
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