If you are familiar with books on biblical studies, you are quite aware that when Christians scholars are doing history regarding the Bible, their objective is to do a neutral appraisal of the facts, therefore they try to set aside their personal theology and beliefs. Systematic theologian Seth Heringer provocatively contends that this “historical critical” approach is not the best way to do history. In the stimulating interview below at OnScript podcast, Dr. Heringer takes on big names like N.T. Wright and explains why Christian scholars should take an unabashedly theological approach to history.
The interview is on his 2018 book Uniting History and Theology: A Theological Critique of the Historical Method.