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Collected Writings on Scripture
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In Part 1, Carson selects essays written on such themes as how to interpret the Bible, recent developments in the doctrine of Scripture, unity and diversity in the New Testament, and redaction criticism. Presenting a theologically balanced and confessional perspective, Carson defines the terms of a number of debates, critiques interpretative methods and theories, and suggests positive guidelines for future action.
Part 2 presents critical reviews of nine books dealing with the inspiration and authority of Scripture. Though substantial in content, Carson's detailed reviews will foster careful thought and perspective in those who are relatively new to the debates surrounding biblical inspiration and authority.This authoritative and diverse collection will prove to be a helpful resource to both seasoned pastors and scholars and those who are just starting serious study of the Bible.
Collected Writings on Scripture by D. A. Carson was published by Inter-Varsity Press in July 2010 and is our 30221st best seller. The ISBN for Collected Writings on Scripture is 9781844744473.
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Collected Writings on ScriptureJohnny Douglas, via The Good Book Stall
As Carson pens it himself:- “Biblical theology forms an organic whole!” Confessional orthodox evangelical’s engagements with scripture are well recorded here. Carson's presupposition of the God of the Bible, and his presupposition that Scripture is the inspired Word of God, are the controlling factors to his doctrine of Scripture, and are especially emphasized in the first essay. The writing concerning the qualifications of inerrancy I found particularly compelling……
This book collects five essays and five book reviews that are broadly united by the theme of Scripture. They cover a period from 1983 to 2008, and all are worth the effort in reprinting them. This is a surprisingly easy book to read, considering the depth of the subjects dealt with, and ought to be required reading for anyone wanting to get a handle on the questions agitating the Christian world about the Bible today. This is trademark Carson benchmark scholarship, with a truthful yet pastoral heart throughout. Robust, rigorous academic writing.
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'This book is a road map of pathways to pursue and pitfalls to avoid in handling Scripture. D. A. Carson would be the first to agree that God himself upholds his written word, the Bible. But God uses means. In recent decades, Carsonís voice has been among the most forthright, consistent, rigorous, faithful, and compelling in serving the vital divine end of testifying to Scriptureís veracity. This book guides readers to the priceless destination of confidence in Godís Word through refutation of its critics and commendation of its truth.'- Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, New Testament Department Chair, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
'D. A. Carson is for this generation what B. B. Warfield was for hisóthe scholarly stalwart for the doctrine of Scripture, possessed of prodigious skills both as an interpreter of Scripture and as a biblical and systematic theologian, critically engaging the most significant arguments of the day and upholding the historic position of the Christian church and the Bibleís own self-attestation. Everything that comes from his pen is worthy of careful attention. Given the current state of the doctrine of Scripture (in theory and practice) in evangelical academia, this is an important and timely volume. Seminarians and pastors alike need to be abreast of present trends in this vital subject. The classic essays and critical reviews in this book offer a birdís-eye view of the past thirty years of the discussion, as well as world-class scholarship and discernment in articulating rejoinders to sub-biblical theories while positively presenting a faithful view of the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures and their entailments.'- J. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi; President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
'With tedious regularity, the doctrine of Scripture comes under attack again and again, and while many of the arguments used are familiar and hackneyed, each generation adds its own twists and turns to the cries of criticism. Thankfully, the church has always had eloquent defenders of the truthfulness of the Scriptures and of the God who inspired them. In our time, Don Carson is one such figure; and in this volume, the reader will find many of his most significant essays on Scripture. Scholarly, reverent, carefully argued, and generously footnoted, these pieces all make important contributions to current debates; and taken as a whole, they admirably expose the problems of the revisionism offered by certain voices within the church while pointing readers to a better way.'- Carl R. Trueman, Academic Dean and Vice President, Westminster Theological Seminary
'As a young theological student I wrestled with the authority and inerrancy of Scripture. No one helped me more to understand what Scripture teaches about itself than D. A. Carson. His insightful essays and incisive reviews preserved and shaped my doctrine of Scripture. I rejoice to see some of those older essays (along with some new essays and reviews) presented together in one place in this volume, for the issues of yesterday are not dramatically different from what we face today, and Carsonís words continue to speak powerfully to our contemporary situation. Fidelity to Scripture and rigorous reasoning mark this volume, reminding us that the words of Scripture are the very words of God.'- Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Details for Collected Writings on Scripture
|Page last updated||12th March 2017|
|Author / Artist||D. A. Carson|
|Publisher||Inter-Varsity Press (July 2010)|
|Number of Pages||352|