What vision of biblical authority arises from Scripture’s own use of Scripture? This question has received surprisingly little attention from theologians seeking to develop a comprehensive doctrine of Scripture. Today When You Hear His Voice by Gregory W. Lee fills this gap by listening carefully to the Epistle to the Hebrews.
Lee illuminates the unique way that Hebrews appropriates Old Testament texts and considers the theological relationship between salvation history and scriptural interpretation. He illustrates these dynamics through extended treatments of Augustine and Calvin, whose contrasting perspectives on the covenants, Israel, and the literal and figural senses provide theological categories for appreciating how Hebrews innovatively presents Scripture as God’s direct address in the contemporary moment.
“Marvelous. . . This audacious book operates on many levels — Lee’s criticisms of Augustine will in themselves provoke fruitful debate — but its most enduring contribution will surely be its eye-opening insistence that the church must relearn from Hebrews how to hear God’s scriptural voice.” — Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary