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All religious traditions that ground themselves in texts must grapple with certain questions concerning the texts' authority. Yet there has been much debate within Christianity concerning the nature of scripture and how it should be understood-a debate that has gone on for centuries. Christian Theologies of Scripture traces what the theological giants have said about scripture from the early days of Christianity until today. It incorporates diverse discussions about the nature of scripture, its authority, and its interpretation, providing a guide to the variety of views about the Bible throughout the Christian tradition. Preeminent scholars including Michael S. Horton, Graham Ward, and Pamela Bright offer chapters on major figures in the pre-modern, reformation, and early modern eras, from Origen and Aquinas to Luther and Calvin to Barth and Balthasar. They illuminate each thinker's understanding of the Christian scriptures and their views on interpreting the Bible. The book also includes overview chapters to orient readers to the key questions regarding scripture in each era, as well as chapters on scripture and feminism, scripture in the African American Christian tradition, and scripture and postmodernism. This volume will be indispensable reading for students and all those interested in the nature and authority of Christian scripture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814736661
ISBN-10: 0814736661
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 21mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Justin S. Holcomb

Justin S. Holcomb is Affiliate Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Previously, he taught at the University of Virginia. Justin is the author or editor of numerous books, including: Christian Theologies of Scripture (NYU Press, 2006) Christian Theologies of Salvation (NYU Press, 2017), Know the Heretics, and Know the Creeds and Councils.

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