This essay considers the possibility of a uniquely Christian approach to education. The author writes from the angle of Christians in the Third World. This paper takes a look at some aspects that the author feels have been lost in the field of biblical studies. It makes a modest proposal for the recovery of the Christian mind in biblical scholarship.
In Chapter 1 the author first offers his readers a sketch of some important recent work in religious epistemology (theory of knowledge). Next he relates that recent work to some relevant issues in critical biblical scholarship. In the third place the author engages with the work of some representative proponents of critical biblical scholarship.
This article is a critical reading and response to James Barr's book Fundamentalism. The main focus of the article is on evangelical scholarship's doctrine of Scripture and the way it gives shape to its interpretation of Scripture. Silva reflects further on the misrepresentations Barr makes of evangelical understandings of the nature of Scripture.