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.
How important should matters of environmental stewardship and ecology be for Christians? Davis argues in this article that deficiencies in the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the atonement in some recent evangelical systematic theology textbooks have contributed to a lack of Christian stewardship in the area of environmental matters.
The authors reflect upon the context of postmodernism in which the church finds itself and the impact it has on both an evangelical understanding of the authority of Scripture and a hermeneutic that allows believers to understand and apply God's Word to different aspects of the Christian faith and life.
Should the prolongation of biological life be continued indefinitely and should life be sustained at all costs? Should quality of life criteria be accepted over sanctity of life arguments? This essay attempts to clarify an evangelical position on the use of quality of life criteria and evaluates accusations from H. Kuse that qualified sanctity of life positions use “unarticulated and obtuse” criteria.
Should we be positive about interreligious dialogue? Some theologians from an evangelical persuasion are very positive about the possibilities of such dialogue. This article reviews these theologians' arguments in order to see what is needed to develop such an approach to dialogue, and makes suggestions about where the question might lead to in the future.
In this Introduction the author gives a small peek into a broader discussion about the authority of Scripture in evangelical circles of biblical and theological scholars. Beale reacts to what he sees as a reassessment of the traditional evangelical view of the Bible’s inspiration formulated especially in the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978).
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.
Beale reacts to the view of evangelical colleagues that God has inspired all of Scripture in such a way that the marks of human fallibility are woven into it. As background to his argument against such a position, Beale notes that the apostle John was given the same prophetic commission to write the Word of God as Ezekiel was.
In this article McGrath argues for the importance of apologetics in contemporary mission to a post-modern world. He also raises concerns about the weakness of much modern evangelical apologetics. Making use of the apostles’ speeches in Acts he highlights the importance of knowing our audience before showing the importance of theology in apologetics.