Tag Archives: Kent Sparks

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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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 2

A couple of months ago Peter Enns posted on his blog part one of a review and discussion of Kenton Sparks’ recent book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). Although in writing part one Enns expressed hoped that part two … Continue reading

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Genesis 4-5 – Biblical Genealogies

We discussed the creation narratives in Genesis 1-3 in a series of posts earlier this year. The questions on the proper interpretation of Genesis don’t stop with Genesis 3 however, and I received an e-mail last week with the following … Continue reading

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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT

We started a conversation on Tuesday that touched on the subject of the nature of inspiration and the nature of scripture as the inspired word of God. Many have serious questions about the intent and interpretation of the Old Testament … Continue reading

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