Can I Trust the Bible?

Overview

There are some questions you can't avoid, no matter what you believe. The Bible is held up by many as the Word of God, but to make such an assertion is to invite a greater scrutiny than we assign to other literature. Are the documents that make it up reliable sources of history? Where did they come from? What's been left out, and why? This Critical Questions Discussion Guide provides a forum for exploring this question in a group or individually, guided by the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and ...

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Overview

There are some questions you can't avoid, no matter what you believe. The Bible is held up by many as the Word of God, but to make such an assertion is to invite a greater scrutiny than we assign to other literature. Are the documents that make it up reliable sources of history? Where did they come from? What's been left out, and why? This Critical Questions Discussion Guide provides a forum for exploring this question in a group or individually, guided by the engaging insights of world-class philosophers and theologians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830831524
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2007
  • Series: RZIM Critical Questions Discussion Guides
  • Pages: 74
  • Sales rank: 1,173,678
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Darrell L. Bock (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He has written the monograph Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism and the Final Examination of Jesus and volumes on Luke in both the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament and the IVP New Testament Commentary Series.

Bock is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He serves as a corresponding editor for Christianity Today, and he has published articles in Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

Ravi Zacharias is a renowned Christian scholar and author, and founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Danielle DuRant is the research assistant to Ravi
Zacharias and serves as the editor and a featured writer for the RZIM publication Just Thinking.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Ravi Zacharias
Getting the Most Out of This Guide
1 How Did We Get the Bible We Have? Matthew 5:17-20
2 What Are Our Sources? Luke 1:1-4; 3:1-6
3 What Do We Mean by Inspiration? 2 Peter 1:16-21
4 What Is the History Behind the Bible? Matthew 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-25
5 What Does Archaeology Teach Us? John 5:1-15
6 Why Should We Obey the Bible? James 1:22-27
Leader's Notes

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