This essay wants to contribute to the discussion about biblical inspiration. Two modern but very different views of biblical inspiration are examined (those of B. B. Warfield and James Barr). Begby argues that despite their strengths both would have benefited from sustained attention to the trinitarian context of the work of the Spirit in inspiration.
This article's concern is a better understanding of the word "charisma" in its different contexts in the New Testament (e.g., 1 Corinthians 12). It argues that scholarship has not adequately appropriated the linguistic insights of James Barr, in particular his concerns to distinguish word and concept. The author warns against the influence of a popular theological understanding that "spiritual gifts" are Spirit-given abilities.
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.