Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine of Scripture in a Modern Age [NOOK Book]

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A user-friendly narrative of the formation of the doctrine
of Scripture in the modern age, interspersed with primary source
materials...

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Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine of Scripture in a Modern Age

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Overview

A user-friendly narrative of the formation of the doctrine
of Scripture in the modern age, interspersed with primary source
materials from the last 150 years.




Belief in the Bible as God's authoritative revelation to humanity
forms the bedrock of the Christian faith, laying the groundwork for
nearly everything in the practice of theology. For the last 150
years or so, this doctrine has been put under the microscope of the
modern age, with focused attention-and criticism-falling on three
main subject areas: the authority of Scripture, the sufficiency of
Scripture, and the interpretation of Scripture.



Ancient Word, Changing Worlds tells the story of these
developments in the doctrine of Scripture in the modern age,
combining in one volume both narrative chapters and chapters
devoted to primary source materials. This new genre of historical
theology will appeal to general readers, who will be drawn in by
the book's prose style, and students, who will benefit from
features like timelines, charts, explanations of key terms, and
introductions and explanatory notes for the primary source
documents.



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What People Are Saying

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"The doctrine of Scripture is back on center stage once again, and Nichols and Brandt have provided us with a comprehensive survey of approaches to the doctrine of Scripture, showing the drift among evangelical and Reformed theologians over the past century from a commitment to Scripture's infallibility/inerrancy. This book deserves careful reading even by those who are familiar with the plot-lines of the issue. It would be difficult to exaggerate the timeliness of this book."
Derek W. H. Thomas, Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta

"Ancient Word, Changing Worlds is the best, clearest, and most reliable historical overview of the doctrine of Scripture for a contemporary audience. As careful historians, Nichols and Brandt show what the church has always believed about the Bible as the Word of God, and also how our understanding of the inspiration, inerrancy, and interpretation of Scripture has grown through the centuries. The authors let scholars and theologians on all sides of the age-old battle for the Bible speak in their own words, giving us the historical context and theological framework we need to accept the Bible's own witness to its beauty, perfection, and divine authority."
Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433521133
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 3/10/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 699,874
  • File size: 338 KB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN J. NICHOLS has authored numerous books
on church history and historical theology, most recently For Us
and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early
Church
. He earned his PhD from Westminster Theological
Seminary and is research professor of Christianity and culture at
Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School.



ERIC T. BRANDT received his BS from Lancaster
Bible College and is pursuing a degree in historical theology at
Wheaton College Graduate School.



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