Sep 25, 2018



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James K. & Dennis R.
Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture
Wheaton: Crossway
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Contents: Religious epistemology, theological interpretation of scripture, and critical biblical scholarship: a theologian's reflections / Thomas H. McCall -- The peril of a "historyless" systematic theology / Graham A. Cole -- The divine investment in truth: toward a theological account of biblical inerrancy / Mark D. Thompson -- "These things happened": why a historical Exodus is essential for theology / James K. Hoffmeier -- Fundamentum et columnam fidei nostrae : Irenaeus on the perfect and saving nature of the Scriptures / Michael A.G. Haykin -- Pentateuchal criticism and the priestly Torah / Richard E. Averbeck -- Old Testament source criticism: some methodological miscues / Robert B. Chisholm, Jr. -- Word distribution as an indicator of authorial intention: a study of Genesis 1:1-2:3 / Robert D. Bergen -- The culture of prophecy and writing in the ancient Near East / John W. Hilber -- Isaiah, Isaiahs, and current scholarship / Richard L. Schultz -- Daniel in Babylon: an accurate record? / Alan R. Millard -- A critical-realistic reading of the Psalm titles: authenticity, inspiration, and evangelicals / Willem A. VanGemeren, Jason Stanghelle -- The Old Testament as cultural memory / Jens Bruun Kofoed -- God's word in human words: form-critical reflections / Robert W. Yarbrough -- A constructive traditional response to New Testament criticism / Craig L. Blomberg -- Precision and accuracy: making distinctions in the cultural context that give us pause in pitting the gospels against each other / Darrell L. Bock -- Paul, Timothy, and Titus: the assumption of a pseudonymous author and of pseudonymous recipients in the light of literary, theological, and historical evidence / Eckhard J. Schnabel -- St. Paul on Cyprus: the transformation of an apostle / Thomas W. Davis -- Enter Joshua: the "mother of current debates" in biblical archaeology / John M. Monson -- Yahweh's "wife" and belief in one God in the Old Testament / Richard S. Hess -- New excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa and the early history of Judah / Michael G. Hasel -- The Archaeology of David and Solomon: methods or madness? / Steven M. Ortiz.
Summary: This book offers a firm defense of Scripture's legitimacy and the theological implications of modern and postmodern approaches that teach otherwise. In this collection of essays, scholars from diverse areas of expertise lend strong arguments in support of the doctrine of inerrancy. Contributors explore how the specific challenges of history, authenticity, and authority are answered in the text of the Old and New Testaments as well as how the Bible is corroborated by philosophy and archaeology.

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