Ben Witherington comments on his new book The Problem with Evangelical Theology: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism, and Wesleyanism. There is also an interview at Christianity Today: The Problem with Evangelical Theologies. As well as an Excerpt of the book, and Table of Contents. The excerpt is chapter one of the book and begins with the delightful: THE PROBLEM WITH TULIPS—AND OTHER PROTESTANT FLOWERS.
Overture: The Legacy of the Reformers
PART ONE: Augustine's Children: The Problems with Reformed Theology
1 Oh Adam, Where Art Thou?
2 Squinting at the Pauline "I" Chart
3 Laying Down the Law with Luther
4 Awaiting the Election Results
PART TWO: On Dispensing with Dispensationalism
5 Enraptured but not Uplifted: The Origins of Dispensationalism and Prophecy
6 What Goes Up, Must Come Down: The Problem with Rapture Theology
7 Will the Real Israel of God Please Stand Up?
PART THREE: Mr. Wesley Heading West
8 Jesus, Paul, and John: Keeping Company in the Kingdom
9 New Birth or New Creatures?
10 Amazing Prevenient Grace and Entire Sanctification
PART FOUR: The Long Journey Home-Where Do We Go from Here?
11 Reimagining the Mystery
12 And So?Coda: Rebirth of Orthodoxy or Return to Fundamentalism?
My own story resonates with these insights from Ben. The more I engage with/in biblical studies, the more disillusioned I become with systematic theologies. Except ofcourse Pannenberg, who makes up for it with pages of exegetical reflection. Maybe Ben Myers can do for Pannenberg what he did for the Barth? :)