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The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures

, 2016
ISBN: 9780802865762

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In this volume, thirty-seven celebrated evangelical scholars present a thorough study of biblical authority and a full range of issues connected to it.

D.A. Carson serves as editor for this volume. He has assigned the topics based upon a recognition that Scripture and its authority are now being both challenged and defended with renewed vigor. After an introduction by Carson to the many facets of the current discussion, contributors present robust essays on relevant historical, biblical, theological, philosophical, epistemological, and comparative-religion topics. Carson concludes by answering a number of frequently asked questions about the nature of Scripture, cross-referencing these queries to info in preceding chapters.

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  • A wide variety of specialists collaborating to address questions regarding the validity of the Christian Scriptures
  • Recent and relevant scholarship
  • A multi-faceted answer for a perennial question

Top Highlights

“If you are a Buddhist, of course, and someone ‘proves’ that Gautama the Buddha never lived, it would not devastate your Buddhism: Buddhism depends for its believability very little on historical claims. But that cannot be said of Christianity. Prove that Jesus never lived, never died, and never rose from the dead, or declare that historical details are unimportant provided our imaginations are fired up, and you have utterly destroyed Christianity.” (Pages 28–29)

“We need new commentaries not only because new questions continue to be asked, and new audiences addressed, but also because we need a steady supply of new commentators—people who work carefully through the biblical texts and try to explain them to others. In exactly the same way, we constantly need a new supply of Christian scholars who think about the nature of Scripture, not only because new questions are raised from time to time, but also because we need a steady supply of new theologians who work through the fundamentals of every doctrine.” (Page 3)

“In the last half-century, many periods in the history of the church have been churned over afresh to demonstrate either that (a) historical criticism goes back a lot farther than many people think, or, more commonly, that (b) orthodoxy, and especially an orthodox view of Scripture, are rather late developments, so they can, and perhaps should, be held rather lightly.” (Page 18)

“Moreover, it is worth noting that the inerrancy doctrine itself has relatively few implications about what we actually ought to believe in light of Scripture.” (Page 898)

  • James Beilby
  • Kirsten Birkett
  • Henri A. G. Blocher
  • Craig L. Blomberg
  • D. A. Carson
  • Graham A. Cole
  • Stephen G. Dempster
  • Daniel M. Doriani
  • Simon Gathercole
  • David Gibson
  • Ida Glaser
  • Paul Helm
  • Charles E. Hill
  • Peter F. Jensen
  • Robert Kolb
  • Anthony N. S. Lane
  • Te-Li Lau
  • Richard Lints
  • V. Philips Long
  • Thomas H. McCall
  • Douglas J. Moo
  • Andrew David Naselli
  • Harold Netland
  • Osvaldo Padilla
  • Michael C. Rea
  • Bradley N. Seeman
  • Alex G. Smith
  • R. Scott Smith
  • Rodney L. Stiling
  • Glenn S. Sunshine
  • Timothy C. Tennent
  • Mark D. Thompson
  • Kevin J. Vanhoozer
  • Bruce K. Waltke
  • Barry G. Webb
  • Peter J. Williams
  • John D. Woodbridge
Scholars, students, and all who seek to understand the nature of Scripture should consult this work.

Religious Studies Review

  • Title: The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures
  • Author: D. A. Carson
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2016
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 1256
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Evidences, authority, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780802865762, 0802865763
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:45:43Z
D. A. Carson

D.A. Carson (b. 1946) is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. A respected teacher, author, and speaker, he is currently research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the president of The Gospel Coalition. He has served as pastor of Richmond Baptist Church and as the first dean of the seminary of Northwest Baptist Theological College, now known as Northwest Baptist Seminary. Logos has collected his sermons—including audio—in the D.A. Carson Sermon Archive.

Carson lectures in academic and church settings around the world, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Exegetical Fallacies, Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel According to John, The Gagging of God, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 and the Intolerance of Tolerance. He is the editor of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, and coedited of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with G.K. Beale, and the Studies in New Testament Greek series with Stanley Porter. You can find more of Carson’s work in the Baker D.A. Carson Collection (15 vols.).


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    I bought this in hardcover about 2 months ago for a seminary research project concerning the inerrancy of Scripture. It proved to be a highly valuable resource - I only wish it would have been available in the Logos library at the time. Might have to seriously consider getting this in digital format now.


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