These generous responses to "How Are the Mighty Fallen?" raise three substantive issues that invite dialogue. First is the question of methodology, whether the use of Bakhtin to read scripture clarifies or obfuscates the text. Second is the difficulty in sorting the connections between 1 Samuel and the Deuteronomistic History. Finally is the puzzling question of biblical spirituality, the relationship between the textual God and the "real" God. All of these issues provide productive invitations to further discussion.