De Geest is geen scepticus; de hele Luther
The contemporary ‘turn to the subject’ also involves a ‘hermeneutical turn’, which raises the question whether Scripture can still speak for itself. Arnold Huijgen proposes a return behind this development, by way of Luther, in order to hear the viva vox Christi again in Scripture. This essay argues that Huijgen does not do justice to the centrality of justification and the moral and historical claims of Scripture. It concludes that we can indeed learn from a retrieval of the viva vox, providing that we maintain the depth of the justification of the ungodly and the breadth of the moral and historical claims of Scripture.