The doctrinal convictions of popular Christianity cannot be ignored when writing the history of doctrine. The author wants to encourage evangelical Christians to become more self-conscious about doctrinal development as an evangelical phenomenon. It is argued that evangelical thinking about the doctrine of Scripture has not remained immune to change.
This article sounds an alarm regarding the trends that have been taking place in evangelical thinking on the doctrine of Scripture. The author deals with issues like the divinity of Scripture, the agency or instrumentality of man, the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture, their authority, and their preservation.
This article looks at the doctrine of Scripture within the Belgic Confession and the Westminster Confession.
Many scholars consider the classic formulations of the doctrine of Scripture to be that of Hodge's and Warfield's. Yet many criticisms have been brought in against their views over the years. Claims have been made that the Dutch Reformed theologians like Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck promoted a “functional” (organic) rather than a “philosophical” (mechanical) method to understand the nature of Scripture.
In the Introduction Köstenberger wants to challenge Evangelicalism on the direction it needs to take on the doctrine of Scripture. He reviews some of the presidential speeches of the Evangelical Theological Society to give an overview of the views held in the past by the movement and theological society.
Chapter 1 articulates a short doctrine of Scripture. The author believes that it is doubtful whether a coherent understanding of the nature of Scripture can be sustained where there is not at the same time a grasp of the message of the Bible. It is important to know the God who stands behind the Bible. In the second part of the essay Carson explores the changing face of hermeneutics, and how to interpret the Bible.
This volume emerges in a context where the church’s belief in the truthfulness and trustworthiness of Scripture as God’s written Word is being assaulted. Chapter 1 tries to relate the doctrine of Scripture and the first chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith. Oliphint first reflects on why the confession starts with the doctrine of Scripture. He next set out a few highlights from the Confession.
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.