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Holy Scripture: Revelation, Inspiration & Interpretation

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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year! In Holy Scripture, Donald G. Bloesch sets out the pivotal evangelical doctrines of the Bible's revelation, inspiration and interpretation. Wishing to "defend the orthodox evangelical faith from its friends as well as its enemies," Bloesch provocatively argues against both evangelical rationalism and liberal experien ...more
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Published December 2nd 2005 by InterVarsity Press (first published December 1st 1993)
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Glenn Crouch
Jul 15, 2015 Glenn Crouch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am enjoying re-reading these volumes almost 20 years later (not so long for some of the later volumes of course). I do enjoy the way Bloesch writes and he gives me much to think about. Even when I disagree with him (or at least don't fully agree), I can still appreciate his argument.

This is an excellent volume that I would recommend to any Christian who is serious about Hermeneutics. It is also quite accessible for those who may be concerned with what people say about the Bible, about Inerranc
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Tom Clawser
Jun 14, 2013 Tom Clawser rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough Bloesch. Ever.
Cody
Jul 13, 2012 Cody rated it really liked it
An approach to Scripture that emphasizes inspiration while also arguing for a more nuanced view of it. Would probably be safe to call Bloesch an infalliblist as opposed to an inerrantist. While the book seems to drag at times, there are some excellent observations and points made in regard to reading Scripture for the points it is actually trying to make as opposed to reading it with a wooden literalism that can tend to obscure the text and create dogmas out of incidental material. I didn't find ...more
Demetrius Rogers
Sep 04, 2012 Demetrius Rogers rated it liked it
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Bloesch gives a fine survey of the many aspects Christians hold true regarding Scripture. Fair, irenic, and relatively clear. Bloesch first presents the spectrum of views concerning the Bible and then offers his own mediating (often Barthian) perspective. Some of his conclusions struck me as too much of a compromise for a self-professed Evangelical (particularly his take on the so called use of mythopoetic language). But for the most part this book was a helpful exposure to the vast field of Bib ...more
Tim
Jul 05, 2015 Tim rated it really liked it
Aimed at a graduate level, Bloesch is perhaps working with his "bread and butter" for this topic. He accounts for the main historical voices and engages deeply with the issues, concluding that Scripture and Spirit go hand-in-hand.
This book requires a deep investment and probably some background knowledge, but it is a worthwhile read!
David Varney
Feb 19, 2013 David Varney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Well constructed and easy to read. An able spokesman for postmodern hermeneutics.
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Bloesch is always great.
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