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There is little doubt that the inerrancy of the Bible is a current and often contentious topic among evangelicals. Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge.
Each essay in Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy considers:
- the present context and the viability and relevance for the contemporary evangelical Christian witness;
- whether and to what extent Scripture teaches its own inerrancy;
- the position’s assumed/implied understandings of the nature of Scripture, God, and truth; and
- three difficult biblical texts, one that concerns intra-canonical contradictions, one that raises questions of theological plurality, and one that concerns historicity.
Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy serves not only as a single-volume resource for surveying the current debate, but also as a catalyst both for understanding and advancing the conversation further. Contributors include Al Mohler, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, Peter Enns, and John Franke.
|Series:||Counterpoints: Bible and TheologySeries Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He holds a B.A. from Samford University, M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Seminary, and is the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary. Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing” and “Thinking in Public.” He is the author of many books, including He Is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters, and We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong. He lives in Louisville, KY, with his wife Mary. They are parents to Katie and Christopher, and grandparents to Benjamin.
Dr. Peter Enns (Ph D. Harvard University) is a biblical scholar and teaches at Eastern University. He is author of several books including Exodus (NIV Application Commentary), Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins.
Michael F. Bird (Ph D, University of Queensland) is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission; The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective; Evangelical Theology; Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts: A moderate Case for Gender Equality in Ministry and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He is also a co-blogger of the New Testament blog "Euangelion."
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph D, Cambridge University, England) is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is author of several books, including Is There a Meaning in This Text? The Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge, The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology, and Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Systematic Theology and the Journal of Theological Interpretation.
John R. Franke (DPhil, Oxford) serves full-time as Theologian in Residence with Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis. He is also Professor of Religious Studies and Missiology for the Protestant Theological Faculty of Leuven, Belgium, and the General Coordinator for the Gospel and Our Culture Network, North America.
Stephen M. Garrett (Ph D, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an associate professor of Public Theology and the Philosophy of Religion in the Social Communications Institute at Lithuania University of Educational Sciences and serves as an Academic Fellow with Cooperative Studies. He is the author of God’s Beauty-in-Act: Participating in God’s Suffering Glory.
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As someone who has evolved to a fuller understanding of the idea of Biblical inerrancy over my walk as a Christian, there is one thing that I am sure of - it is not as simple as anyone would have you believe. "Five Views of Biblical Inerrancy" is a solid and good resource that is fair to all sides. Not simplistic pandering just solid explanations form well respected evangelical scholars. You can not go wrong with this book on your shelf.