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Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture for a New Generation

, 2011
ISBN: 9781493405091

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The traditional view of inerrancy, which means the Bible is totally without error, prevents the erosion of the authority and accuracy of Scripture. Leading apologist and bestselling authors William C. Roach and Norman L. Geisler, one of the original drafters of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, present a defense of traditional understanding. Written for a new generation of Christians who are being assaulted with challenges to the nature of God, truth, and language, this volume is a valuable resource.

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“Martin Luther affirms that ‘the Scriptures, although written by men, are neither of men nor from men but from God’ (Luther’s Works 35:153).” (Page 18)

“Fuller Seminary faculty removed inerrancy from their doctrinal statement.” (Page 20)

“We affirm the unity and internal consistency of Scripture” (Page 29)

“Some authors we are considering, like Bart Ehrman (chap. 5), explicitly deny any kind of biblical inerrancy. Others, like Clark Pinnock (chap. 4) and Andrew McGowan (chap. 9), deny unlimited inerrancy. But some, like Kevin Vanhoozer, claim to affirm inerrancy but adopt philosophical positions that undermine it.” (Page 132)

“Many young evangelical scholars seem slow to learn that methodology determines theology. And a naturalistic methodology will lead to a naturalistic theology.” (Page 201)


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  1. Patrick



    This is a good read on the subject and developments of inerrancy. Geisler does a good job of laying out the foundations of the arguments and deals, fairly, with the counter arguments. He almost writes the book a little backwards and so tends to repeat himself at times, but if you can get over that it's good. He deal with the critics and picks ones that don't overlap as much so you get a good shotgun approach. He then launches into the positive aspects of inerrancy and that's where you might see some repetition come in. So you can read one section or another or both with some over lap. Geisler's arguments are pretty solid and well thought out. There were a few times where my disagreement with a point here or there could have been taken a bit further but it'd be hard to undermine the whole argument. There are also a few points where he needed to draw out his argumentation a bit more as he seems to state a few things matter-of-factly but again, nothing that made me throw it all out. A very good book on the subject of inerrancy and would be interesting to see a response, if possible. Final Grade - A-