Through the microscope

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This post was published on Saturday 16 October 2021.

You look down your critical microscope at the New Testament text with a view to describing the religious life of the first-century Christians, and you find that God is looking back at you through the microscope and declaring you to be a sinner.

CK Barrett, quoted in Bockmuehl, Seeing the Word (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006), p. 147.