While it is very far from the most articulate or well-ordered treatment of the subject (like the rest of my videos it is done without any notes or preparation, off the top of my head), the following is a brief introduction to the priest-king-prophet paradigm for understanding Scripture. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful.
Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 thoughts on “Priest, King, Prophet”
Alastair, this was helpful. Thanks.
I wonder…do you see a correlation between the 3 offices of Priest, Prophet, and King (and the progression from one to the other) and the Trivium (the three ways of Classical education): Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric? Grammar is learning the basic “parts” of a subject, Dialectic is seeing relationships and patterns between the “parts” and rhetoric is applying those “parts” beautifully to the world.
I think they fit nicely together….
It isn’t a connection I’ve given thought to, but it looks promising at first glance. Worth greater exploration!