The Holy Spirit: Works and Gifts

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In dialogue with Martin Luther, John Calvin, P. T. Forsyth, Karl Barth and Emil Brunner, Donald Bloesch's Holy Scripture examines the implications of biblical authority for the twenty-first century. It surveys the role of the Bible as seen within the Bible itself and as that role has unfolded through centuries of Christian tradition. It also explains and critiques many highly contested late-modern issues, such as the value of biblical criticism, the meaning of myth, the plethora...
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Overview

In dialogue with Martin Luther, John Calvin, P. T. Forsyth, Karl Barth and Emil Brunner, Donald Bloesch's Holy Scripture examines the implications of biblical authority for the twenty-first century. It surveys the role of the Bible as seen within the Bible itself and as that role has unfolded through centuries of Christian tradition. It also explains and critiques many highly contested late-modern issues, such as the value of biblical criticism, the meaning of myth, the plethora of hermeneutical options and the nature of truth.

The second volume of this systematic theology examines the implications of biblical authority for the 21st century, arguing against both evangelical rationalism and liberal experientialism. Bloesch proposes an alternative which views Scripture as the written Word of God but stresses that it becomes so only through the illumination of the Spirit.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780830814152
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Christian Foundations Series
  • Pages: 415
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.44 (d)

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Donald G. Bloesch (1928-2010) earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He did postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel.

He wrote numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook: Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer, Spirituality Old & New, Freedom for Obedience and the seven-volume Christian Foundations series. He also served for a time as president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

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Table of Contents

Preface 11
1 Introduction 17
2 The Crisis in Biblical Authority 30
3 The Meaning of Revelation 46
4 The Inspiration of Scripture 85
5 Scripture & the Church 141
6 The Hermeneutical Problem 171
7 Rudolf Bultmann: An Enduring Presence 223
8 The Bible & Myth 255
9 Truth in Biblical & Philosophical Perspective 278
Notes 303
Name Index 369
Subject Index 377
Scripture Index 382
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