So I thought Westminster T. Seminary has shifted its paradigm. Thus didn't think much about it. Thought there is hope for Westminster to cultivate critical scholarship. But, disappointingly, I came across the news that Peter Enns will be suspended from the seminary just now:
"That for the good of the Seminary (Faculty Manual II.4.C.4) Professor Peter Enns be suspended at the close of this school year, that is May 23, 2008 (Constitution Article III, Section 15), and that the Institutional Personnel Committee (IPC) recommend the appropriate process for the Board to consider whether Professor Enns should be terminated from his employment at the Seminary."
I'm in total sympathy with Westminster T. Seminary to want to preserves its theological stands, but on the other hand, I can't help but mourn the fact that the reputable seminary is still not ready to move on to critical biblical studies.
So, in the end, is the suspension a misfortune to Peter Enns or the seminary?
To me, it's obvious.
This reminds me of Robert H. Gundry who was being kicked out from Evangelical Theological Society for his commentary on Gospel according to Matthew.