The Doctrine of the Word of God

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John Frame's A Theology of Lordship series has been greeted with acclaim, The Doctrine of God receiving an ECPA Gold Medallion Award. This fourth and final volume in the series discusses God's word in modern theology and how God's word comes to us as his controlling power, meaningful authority, and personal presence.

Dr. Frame says that God's speech to man is real-like one person speaking to another. "God speaks so that we can understand him and respond appropriately. ...

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Overview

John Frame's A Theology of Lordship series has been greeted with acclaim, The Doctrine of God receiving an ECPA Gold Medallion Award. This fourth and final volume in the series discusses God's word in modern theology and how God's word comes to us as his controlling power, meaningful authority, and personal presence.

Dr. Frame says that God's speech to man is real-like one person speaking to another. "God speaks so that we can understand him and respond appropriately. Appropriate responses are of many kinds: belief, obedience, affection, repentance, laughter, pain, sadness, and so on. God's speech is often propositional: God's conveying information to us. But it is far more than that. It includes all the features, functions, beauty, and richness of language that we see in human communication, and more. So the concept I wish to defend is broader than the 'propositional revelation' that we argued so ardently forty years ago, though propositional revelation is part of it. My thesis is that God's word, in all its qualities and aspects, is a personal communication from him to us."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875522647
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Pages: 684
  • Sales rank: 933,633
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Analytical Outline xiii

Foreword xxiii

Preface xxvii

Abbreviations xxxi

Part 1 Orientation

1 The Personal-Word Model 3

2 Lordship and the Word 8

Part 2 God's Word In Modern Theology

3 Modern Views of Revelation 15

4 Revelation and Reason 21

5 Revelation and History 26

6 Revelation and Human Subjectivity 34

7 Revelation and God Himself 40

Part 3 The Nature of God's Word

8 What Is the Word of God" 47

9 God's Word as His Controlling Power 50

10 God's Word as His Meaningful Authority 54

11 God's Word as His Personal Presence 63

Part 4 How The Word Comes to Us

12 The Media of God's Word 71

13 God's Revelation through Events 75

14 God's Revelation through Words: The Divine Voice 82

15 God's Revelation through Words: Prophets and Apostles 87

16 The Permanence of God's Written Word 101

17 God's Written Words in the Old Testament 105

18 Respect for God's Written Words in the Old Testament 112

19 Jesus'View of the Old Testament 118

20 The Apostles' View of the Old Testament 121

21 The New Testament as God's Written Words 129

22 The Canon of Scripture 133

23 The Inspiration of Scripture 140

24 The Content of Scripture 145

25 Scripture's Authority, Its Content, and Its Purpose 163

26 The Inerrancy of Scripture 167

27 The Phenomena of Scripture 177

28 Bible Problems 183

29 The Clarity of Scripture 201

30 The Necessity of Scripture 210

31 The Comprehensiveness of Scripture 216

32 The Sufficiency of Scripture 220

33 The Transmission of Scripture 239

34 Translations and Editions of Scripture 253

35 Teaching and Preaching 258

36 Sacraments 264

37 Theology 272

38 Confessions, Creeds, Traditions 280

39 Human Reception of Scripture 289

40 The Interpretation of Scripture 292

41 Assurance 297

42 Person-Revelation: The Divine Witness 304

43 Human Beings as Revelation 316

44 Writing on the Heart 320

45 Summary and Organizational Reflections 328

46 Epilogue 332

Appendix A Antithesis and the Doctrine of Scripture 335

Appendix B Rationality and Scripture 347

Appendix C Review of Richard Muller, The Study of Theology 371

Appendix D Dooyeweerd and the Word of God 392

Appendix E God and Biblical Language: Transcendence and Immanence 422

Appendix F Scripture Speaks for Itself 440

Appendix G Review of John Wenham, Christ and the Bible 463

Appendix H Review of David Kelsey, The Uses of Scripture in Recent Theology 466

Appendix I Review of The Nature and Extent of Biblical Authority: Christian Reformed Church, Report 44 490

Appendix J Review of Peter Enns, Inspiration and Incarnation 499

Appendix K Review of N. T. Wright, The Last Word 517

Appendix L Review of Andrew McGowan, The Divine Spiration of Scripture 525

Appendix M Review of Norman Geisler, ed., Biblical Errancy 554

Appendix N No Scripture, No Christ 563

Appendix O In Defense of Something Close to Biblicism: Reflections on Sola Scriptura and History in Theological Method 567

Appendix P Traditionalism 601

Appendix Q The Spirit and the Scriptures 615

Bibliography 641

Index of Names 655

Index of Subjects 659

Index of Scripture 672

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