The Scripture Cannot Be Broken: Twentieth Century Writings on the Doctrine of Inerrancy

The Scripture Cannot Be Broken: Twentieth Century Writings on the Doctrine of Inerrancy


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This collection of essays by twentieth century evangelical theologians is a valuable resource for Christians looking to better understand the doctrine of inerrancy and respond to critics, both inside and outside the church.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433548659
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, where he has served since 1969. He is known around the world for his verse-by-verse expository preaching and his pulpit ministry via his daily radio program, Grace to You. He has also written or edited nearly four hundred books and study guides. MacArthur is chancellor emeritus of the Master’s Seminary and Master’s University. He and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four grown children.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

John M. Frame (DD, Belhaven College) is J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has published many books, including The Doctrine of God and Systematic Theology.

B. B Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921.

R. LAIRD HARRIS (1911–2008) was an author and lecturer and served as professor at Covenant Theological Seminary. 

PAUL D. FEINBERG (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) was professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He passed away in 2004. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Part 1 Historical Perspective

1 "An Historian Looks at Inerrancy" Harold Lindsell 17

2 "Apeitheo: Current Resistance to Biblical Inerrancy" J. Barton Payne 29

Part 2 Scripture

3 "The Attestation of Scripture" John Murray 47

4 "Scripture" J. T. Packer 81

5 "Scripture Speaks for Itself" John M. Frame 113

Part 3 Inspiration

6 "The Biblical Idea of Inspiration" Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield 139

7 "Some Reflections upon Inspiration" Edward J. Young 169

8 "Verbal Inspiration in Church History" R. Laird Harris 193

9 "The Witness of Scripture to Its Inspiration" Alan M. Stibbs 205

Part 4 Inerrancy

10 "Notes on the Inerrancy of Scripture" Robert Preus 221

11 "Inerrancy and Inspiration" Rene Pache 235

12 "The Meaning of Inerrancy" Paul D. Feinberg 255

13 "The Nature of Inerrancy" Roger R. Nicole 295

Part 5 Infallibility

14 "What Does Biblical Infallibility Mean?" Gordon R. Lewis 315

For Further Study 329

Scripture Index 330

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