Examines recent efforts to redefine the traditional evangelical view of scriptural authority. Providing scores of arguments that demonstrate inerrancy, Beale's logic presents formidable challenges to postmodern suppositions.
“‘Myth is an ancient, premodern, prescientific way of addressing questions of ultimate origins and meaning in the form of stories: Who are we? Where do we come from?’” (Page 30)
“First, the onset of postmodernism in evangelicalism has caused less confidence in the propositional claims4 of the Bible, since such claims have to be understood only by fallible human interpreters.” (Page 20)
“Thus, it may be true that Enns almost never makes the explicit verbal statement that the accounts in Genesis and Exodus are not historical, but he often conveys the concept.” (Page 36)
“Enns discusses the parallels between ancient Near Eastern myths and accounts in the Old Testament” (Page 25)
“interpreting Enns by Enns, that the biblical stories had ‘a firm grounding in ancient myth’” (Page 30)