What makes a good scholar-theologian? Here are seven things: 1. Careful, patient research, the driving motivation of which should be increasing knowledge (rather than the host of real but lesser motivations, such as CV-building, funding, tenure, esteem, deadlines, etc.). 2. Wariness towards scholarly consensus, behind which often hide many unjustified assumptions, unchallenged claims, and unconsidered…

via Joshua Mann on “What Makes a good Biblical Scholar?” — theLAB

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