Inspiration and Authority: Nature and Function of Christian Scripture

Inspiration and Authority: Nature and Function of Christian Scripture

by Paul J. Achtemeier

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Overview

"In an evaluation of the Scriptures as the Word of God, inspiration is an essential element. The long Protestant experience with this issue is both fruitful and painful, for many have drawn false conclusions from the justified belief in inspiration. Paul Achtemeier is a first-rate scholar who combines scientific investigation with faith, and his sensitivity and honesty make this a most useful book for all interested in the Bible. . . . A better practical book on the subject would be hard to find."—Raymond E. Brown, former Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary, New York

"If Achtemeier's book reaches that large body of Christians looking for a nonfundamentalistic doctrine of Scripture, it could play a major role in creating a framework for them. He comes across as possessing a deep love and respect for the Bible and for the Lord, and eager for people to place their minds and lives beneath its authority. He offers us in the end the doctrine of a covenantal Scripture given by God to his people for their edification and renewal, a dynamic document that can perform this service two thousand years after its completion, confronting us with God's Word for our situation, through the power of the Spirit. I am highly grateful for this book and recommend it highly to others."—Clark H. Pinnock, former professor emeritus of systematic theology, McMaster Divinity College

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801045424
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul J. Achtemeier (1927-2013) was Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He served as the president of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association. He authored a number of books, including 1 Peter (Hermeneia) and, with Elizabeth Achtemeier, The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith, and was the general editor for the Harper Bible Dictionary.

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