Inspired Imperfection: How the Bible's Problems Enhance Its Divine Authority

Inspired Imperfection: How the Bible's Problems Enhance Its Divine Authority

by Gregory Boyd

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Overview

In Inspired Imperfection, Gregory A. Boyd adds another counterintuitive and provocative thesis to his corpus. While conservative scholars and pastors have struggled for years to show that the Bible is without errors, Boyd considers this a fool's errand. Instead, he says, we should embrace the mistakes and contradictions in Scripture, for they show that God chose to use fallible humans to communicate timeless truths. Just as God ultimately came to save humanity in the form of a human, God chose to impart truth through the imperfect medium of human writing. Instead of the Bible's imperfections being a reason to attack its veracity, these "problems" actually support the trustworthiness of Christian Scripture. Inspired Imperfection is required reading for anyone who's questioned the Bible because of its contradictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506455624
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 175
Sales rank: 628,607
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gregory A. Boyd is the senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author of many books, including Crucifixion of the Warrior God and Cross Vision.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Wrestling with "Problems"

1 An Inconvenient Truth 3

2 A Better Foundation 15

3 Between Scylla and Charybdis 28

4 Taking Another Look 37

5 Searching for a Safe Zone 44

6 Game Changer 50

7 Foundational Insights 63

8 Critiquing Barth 72

Part II Cruciform Inspiration

9 Epicenter 85

10 The Foolish and Weak Bible 97

11 Cruciform Breathing 106

12 Cruciform Power 116

13 Cruciform Accommodation 125

14 Cruciform Beauty 140

15 Back to the Conundrum 152

Postscript: Beautiful Scars 167

Glossary 173

Author Index 179

Topic Index 182

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