Engaging the Written Word of God

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One of the most important theologians of the modern era, J. I. Packer sets out his beliefs about the authority of Scripture and the principles that should be applied when interpreting it. He addresses important topics such as responding to present-day views of Scripture, upholding the unity of the Bible, and addressing challenges in biblical interpretation. Pastrol leaders and those looking to engage more deeply with God's Word will appreciate the writings of this man whose practical wisdom and shrewd ...

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Overview

One of the most important theologians of the modern era, J. I. Packer sets out his beliefs about the authority of Scripture and the principles that should be applied when interpreting it. He addresses important topics such as responding to present-day views of Scripture, upholding the unity of the Bible, and addressing challenges in biblical interpretation. Pastrol leaders and those looking to engage more deeply with God's Word will appreciate the writings of this man whose practical wisdom and shrewd observations reinforce his significance in Christian thought and apologetics.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781598569612
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 331
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Part 1 God's Inerrant Word

1 Encountering Present-Day Views of Scripture 3

2 The Adequacy of Human Language 19

3 The Bible and the Authority of Reason 43

4 Contemporary Views of Revelation 57

5 An Evangelical View of Progressive Revelation 73

6 The Necessity of the Revealed Word 85

7 Our Lord's Understanding of the Law of God 101

8 A Lamp in a Dark Place 117

9 Upholding the Unity of Scripture Today 127

Part 2 Interpreting the Word

10 Understanding the Bible: Evangelical Hermeneutics 137

11 Inerrancy and the Divinity and Humanity of the Bible 151

12 The Challenge of Biblical Interpretation: Creation 161

13 The Challenge of Biblical Interpretation: Women 175

14 The Challenge of Biblical Interpretation: Eschatology 189

15 In Quest of Canonical Interpretation 203

16 Let's Stop Making Women Presbyters 217

Part 3 Preaching the Word

17 Knowing Notions or Knowing God 227

18 Why Preach? 233

19 Expository Preaching: Charles Simeon and Ourselves 253

20 From the Scriptures to the Sermon 261

21 The Preacher as Theologian: Preaching and Systematic Theology 283

22 Preaching as Biblical Interpretation 297

23 Speaking for God 309

Notes 317

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

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    Packer does for Scripture what Tozer does for the Holiness of Go

    Packer does for Scripture what Tozer does for the Holiness of God. Although this book is easy reading the material is deep. If you are seriously considering following God's Word then this volume will help. We are shown that God spoke through the humans he created. He caused the Words written to mean what He meant them to explain. We are shown that what was spoken 2,000 years ago is just as meaningful today and for 2,000 years into our future. Next to the Bible (version doesn't matter - reading is between a person and the Spirit) this work is indispensable. Very highly recommended by me.

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