Where did the Bible come from? Author Craig D. Allert encourages more evangelicals to ask that question. In A High View of Scripture? Allert introduces his audience to the diverse history of the canon's development and what impact it has today on how we view Scripture. Allert affirms divine inspiration of the Bible and, in fact, urges the very people who proclaim the ultimate authority of the Bible to be informed about how it came to be.
This book, the latest in the Evangelical Ressourcement series, will be valuable as a college or seminary text and for readers interested in issues of canon development and biblical authority.
About the Author
Craig D. Allert (PhD, University of Nottingham) is associate professor and chair of religious studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He has published journal articles in the area of New Testament canon studies and bibliology and is the author of Revelation, Truth, Canon, and Interpretation.
Table of Contents
1. Evangelicals, Traditionalism, and the Bible
2. Introducing New Testament Canon Formation
3. Canon and Ecclesiology
4. A Closed Second-Century Canon?
5. Two Important Fourth-Century Lists
6. Inspiration and Inerrancy Postscript
Appendix: The Fathers, Scripture, and Inspiration