I certainly think so. But then, I'm no doubt biased since one of my teachers in grad school was Walter Brueggemann:"Standing before this people who fear and yearn, the preacher/liturgist may take note of the fact that in our desperate, fearful society, most people have few occasions for such liminality, for hosting ambiguity where God's newness is given." - Texts Under Negotiation,91In biblical studies, if we desire to rush to quickly to get comfortable with the text (or worse, to make others comfortable with us!), why are we involved with this stuff in the first place? Might as well quit and chase the summer around the world and surf 'til the eschaton (which is actually, quite tempting).Pax!
Maybe yes, maybe no.