Morrison, G. J. (2009). Book Review: Mary Healy and Robin Parry (eds), The Bible and Epistemology: Biblical Soundings of the Knowledge of God, Milton Keynes, Paternoster, 2007. Heythrop Journal, 50 (3), 512-513.
One of the major tasks of theology is to find a rational way to speak about the mystery of God. This can be a challenging task, especially as many chasms exist between academic theology and other disciplines like psychiatry or other areas like the local parish. Yet, to admit the possibility of a ‘catastrophic chasm’ between theology and biblical studies implies a grave division at the heart of Christian reflection. The aim of book is to try to fill this tragic lacuna by way of sounding out the Bible's epistemology. The concern is to show that the Bible is instrumental for developing Christian approaches of knowledge. An epistemological exploration of the bible is, so to speak, to find a horizon where the complexities between knowing God and biblical praxis can begin to unfold.