In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture

In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture

by Steven B. Cowan, Terry L. Wilder

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ISBN-13: 9781433682995
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


 Steven B. Cowan is the Jim Young associate professor of Philosophy and Religion at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.


Terry L. Wilder is professor and Wesley Harrison chair of New Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations x

Contributors xi

Introduction Steven B. Cowan Terry L. Wilder 1

Part 1 Philosophical and Methodological Challenges

Chapter 1 Can and Would God Speak to Us? A Dialogue on Divine Speaking R. Douglas Geivett 13

Chapter 2 What Does It Mean to Say that the Bible Is True? Douglas K. Blount 47

Chapter 3 Higher Criticism: What Has It Shown? Charles L. Quarles 63

Chapter 4 Can We Understand the Bible? Richard R. Melick Jr. 89

Part 2 Textual and Historical Challenges

Chapter 5 Has the Old Testament Text Been Hopelessly Corrupted? Paul D. Wegner 119

Chapter 6 Has the New Testament Text Been Hopelessly Corrupted? Daniel B. Wallace 139

Chapter 7 Does the Bible Contain Forgeries? Terry L. Wilder 165

Chapter 8 Is the Story of Jesus Borrowed from Pagan Myths? Mary Jo Sharp 183

Chapter 9 Is the Old Testament Historically Reliable? Walter C. Kaiser Jr. 201

Chapter 10 Is the New Testament Historically Reliable? Paul W. Barnett 223

Chapter 11 Are There Contradictions in the Bible? Douglas S. Huffman 267

Part 3 Ethical, Scientific, and Theological Challenges

Chapter 12 Does the Bible Condone Genocide? Matthew Flannagan Paul Copan 297

Chapter 13 Does the Bible Condone Slavery and Sexism? James M. Hamilton 335

Chapter 14 Does the Bible Conflict with Science? William A. Dembski 349

Chapter 15 Are There Conflicting Theologies in the Bible? Craig A. Blaising 375

Chapter 16 Do We Have the Right Canon? Paul D. Wegner Terry L. Wilder Darrell L. Bock 393

Chapter 17 Is the Bible the Word of God? Steven B. Cowan 429

Name Index 465

Subject Index 474

Scripture Index 477

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