By Gregory A. Boyd
This new version of a well-liked textual content offers an obtainable but complete primer that is helping readers comprehend the breadth of viewpoints on significant concerns in evangelical theology, with chapters utilizing the preferred 3- or four-views ebook structure. The authors conscientiously learn positions taken via evangelical students on seventeen seminal matters. They lay out the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for every place in point-counterpoint style and speak about attainable objections.
The moment version keeps the precious positive aspects of the 1st edition—end-of-chapter "For extra interpreting" sections and an in depth glossary—and provides an appendix that addresses 13 peripheral concerns in modern evangelicalism.
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McKim. The Authority and Interpretation of the Bible: An Historical Approach. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Wright, N. T. The Last Word: Beyond the Bible Wars to a New Understanding of the Authority of Scripture. San Francisco: HarperOne, 2005. Youngblood, Ronald, ed. Evangelicals and Inerrancy: Selections from the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Nashville: Nelson, 1984. 2 The Providence Debate All Things Happen according to God’s Sovereign Will (The Calvinist View) God Limits His Control by Granting Freedom (The Arminian View) Posing the Question While driving drunk, a person hits and kills a little girl.
The formational utterances that ignite passionate worship, spiritual growth, inner healing, godly community, and sacrificial service are proper and good. So inerrancy is important because it declares that the Bible is true. But speech act theory enhances inerrancy because it shows how God intends for the truths of the Bible not only to describe the world and inform our minds but also to grow us spiritually, personally, and communally. Responding to Objections 1. Dealing with alleged errors. The major objection to the inerrantist view is that it does not square with the facts.
The goal of this book is not to present a balanced overview of Christian doctrine. Doctrines are not considered in terms of their historic or existential importance to the evangelical faith but strictly in terms of the differing interpretations contemporary evangelicals have of these doctrines. Hence, for example, the doctrine of the Trinity, which is by most accounts the centerpiece of historic, orthodox Christianity, is relegated to the appendix, and is considered only in terms of the two primary interpretations evangelicals have of this doctrine.