Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Bible and Authority

A few years ago NT Wright published a short book on the authority of scripture: The Last Word: Scripture and the Authority of God–Getting Beyond the Bible Wars. Scot posted on this book when both the book and his blog … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 5 – Inspiration & Incarnation

Over the last several posts we have been considering approaches to interpret scripture that take seriously the nature of the text we have, the information from historical and scientific research, and the inspiration of scripture. This is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 3

Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) was the subject of a session organized by Peter Enns at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting last November. Dr. Enns has made some of this session available to a broader … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 4

We have been working through Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). A couple of posts ago (here) I suggested a way of looking at scripture as light rather than foundation; a change in perspective that I think … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 3

We continue our discussion of Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) moving into Chapters 2 and 3: Historical Criticism and Assyriology and The Problem of Biblical Criticism. Before diving into the topic of Biblical Criticism, Sparks considers … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 2

Chapter 1 of Kent Spark’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) continues the exploration of the influence of culture on human understanding of scripture with a discussion of the postmodern era. While it is not correct to say that … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 1

In a post a couple of weeks ago (here) we opened a discussion on Kent Sparks’ thought-provoking, and somewhat controversial book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). Over the next several posts we will delve into this book more deeply. … Continue reading

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