This text focuses on the theological nature of the Bible and biblical interpretation. It seeks to answer the question, “What roles do Holy Scripture and the reading of Holy Scripture play within the unfolding drama of the commerce and communion between God and humanity?” Through exploring this question, the text builds a case for why the Bible is more than just words.
“What roles do Holy Scripture and the reading of Holy Scripture play within the unfolding drama of the commerce and communion between God and humanity? That is the question which this book seeks to answer.” (Page 1)
“second: Because the Bible is an extraordinary book, the reading of the Bible is an extraordinary enterprise.” (Page 3)
“Because Scripture is God’s own Word, it authenticates itself” (Page 74)
“The need to put God’s word into writing arises from the unlimited scope of the triune God’s sovereign purpose to manifest his glory through space and time coupled with the mortal limitations of God’s authorized speech agents, his prophets and apostles.” (Page 54)
“In the former he creates a holy and sinless fellowship between two natures in one person. In the latter he creates a holy and infallible fellowship between two authors in the production of one work. And, therefore, just as Jesus is God’s word incarnate, the Bible is God’s word inscribed.” (Page 70)
Clear and persuasive in argument, deeply read in classical and modern divinity, doctrinally and spiritually astute, this is a splendid theological presentation of the nature and interpretation of Scripture.
—John Webster, professor of systematic theology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Simultaneously traditional and creative, this impressive volume offers a welcome introduction to Reformed dogmatics.
—Matthew Levering, professor of religious studies, University of Dayton
. . . a three-stranded cord for the theological interpretation of Scripture that is not easily bettered.
—Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois
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