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A Clear and Present Word: The Clarity of Scripture (New Studies in Biblical Theology) - Mark D. Thompson
A Clear and Present Word: The Clarity of Scripture (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
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By almost any measure, a bold and confident use of the Bible is a hallmark of Christianity. Underlying such use are a number of assumptions about the origin, nature and form of the biblical literature, concerning its authority, diversity and message. However, a lack of confidence in the... show more
By almost any measure, a bold and confident use of the Bible is a hallmark of Christianity. Underlying such use are a number of assumptions about the origin, nature and form of the biblical literature, concerning its authority, diversity and message. However, a lack of confidence in the clarity or perspicuity of Scripture is apparent in Western Christianity. Despite recent, sophisticated analyses, the doctrine is ignored or derided by many. While there is a contemporary feel to these responses, the debate itself is not new. In this excellent study, Mark Thompson surveys past and present objections to the clarity of Scripture; expounds the living God as the Guarantor of his accessible, written Word; engages with the hermeneutical challenges and restates the doctrine for today.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780830826223 (083082622X)
Publisher: IVP Academic
Pages no: 196
Edition language: English
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Religion, Scripture
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It is good to be familiar with the overall doctrine of scripture, but this book helps in a different way: by investigating one aspect of this doctrine at depth. What does it mean - and what does it not mean - that the Bible is a clear word from God? There are many contemporary challenges, and these ...
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