I’m really looking forward to this book. Inerrancy is one of the ‘hot topics’ of our time and as someone interested in language, specifically the languages of the Bible, I’m very interested in this debate. The book comes out this November and is sure to spark a lot of conversation in the blogosphere. Once I get my hands on it in a few months I hope to share my thoughts and start up a conversation that I am eager to have about inerrancy. Be sure to check it out come November!
The Book: Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy
The Opponents: Mohler, Enns, Bird, Vanhoozer, and Franke
The Month: Nov 2013
The Size: 300 pp.
Here are the “views”
“When the Bible Speaks, God Speaks, The Classical Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy” (Mohler)
“Inerrancy However Defined, Does Not Describe What the Bible Does” (Enns)
“Inerrancy is Not Necessary for Evangelicalism Outside the USA” (Bird)
“Well-Versed Inerrancy–Literary Meaning, Literal Truth, and Literate Interpretation in the Economy of Biblical Discourse” (Vanhoozer)
“Recasting Inerrancy–The Bible as Witness to Missional Plurality”
THIS SHOULD BE GOOD!
In all seriousness, this is a very important subject right now, because it deals with how we understand the nature of Scripture itself, and how we learn from Scripture for our formation and mission. What you will notice (aside from the spirit of Mohler’s title) is that this is not a black & white issue. Its very complicated and we need patience…
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