TO SEE, TO LEAD, TO TEACH: REFLECTIONS IN APPRECIATION FOR GEORGE AICHELE
Gary A. Phillips
George Aichele’s rich theoretical, exegetical, and ethical contributions are acknowledged in this essay. Working deftly across disciplinary and textual borders, Aichele is recognised for the close scrutiny he gives to the complex ways biblical texts inhabit the lived spaces of diverse readers and cultures, and the challenge of describing the dynamism of sacred texts. This essay pays tribute to Aichele’s field guide and path finding leadership, a much needed and clarifying guide for 21st century biblical scholarship struggling to find its way.