Richard makes his case recounting his friend Tom Wright's "grumpy reaction" to it. For what it's worth, I side more with Richard on reading Scripture through the lens of the creeds than with Tom's aversion to it; though I am a big fan of Tom Wright. Hays is right-- canon and creed require one another.
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