Michael Whitenton on Πίστις Χριστοῦ again

Today Michael announced the availability of his article on πίστις Χριστοῦ in the apostolic fathers. Thanks for making that available Michael! Without giving away any of his argument he concludes:

“This evidence does not end the long-standing debate over the meaning of the πίστις Χριστοῦ passages in Paul; yet, I believe it does go a long way to assuage the deafening silence that has been used to drown out a subjective construal.”

I’m not sure how he quantifies “deafening silence” as my bibliography of this topic includes dozens of articles supporting the subjective understanding but perhaps he means within his context.

Michael R. Whitenton, “After ΠΙΣΤΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ: Neglected Evidence from the Apostolic Fathers.” Journal of Theological Studies. ?:? (2010): ?-?.

This article follows on the heals of another article on this subject co-written with Michael Bird:
Michael F. Bird and Michael R. Whitenton. “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Hippolytus’s De Christo et Antichristo: Overlooked Patristic Evidence in the Πίστις Χριστοῦ Debate.” New Testament Studies. 55:4 (2009): 552-562.

UPDATE March 17, 2010. Loren Rosson III posted a lengthy interaction with Whitenton’s article today.

4 responses to “Michael Whitenton on Πίστις Χριστοῦ again

  1. Thanks for the mention!

    What I mean by “deafening silence” is the argument usually made by objective genitive advocates who deal in the Church Fathers that they (the Church Fathers) are silent concerning a subjective construal. Harrisville, Matlock, and Yong are three who come to mind that argue the Fathers exclude a subjective genitive reading. Hope this helps clear up the quote above!


    • Perfect! Thanks for the quick response. Perhaps you can tell I haven’t read the 28 pages of your article! Do you know which issue/pages it will be in so I can update my bibliographic information?

  2. My pleasure. Unfortunately, I do not know the bibliographic specifics yet. It is going to be in the next issue of JTS. I’ll post it when I find out.

    Thanks for including my piece in your bibliography!

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