Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God
Timothy Ward has written a concise and carefully structured outline of the doctrines of Scripture in his book, Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God (published by IVP Academic, 2009). Rather than rearticulate what evangelicals commonly understand as the doctrines of Scripture and demonstrate the truth of each doctrine by citing textual evidence, he proceeds in a more "organic" fashion by examining how God's word and revelation have been understood within the Scripture nar...more
Summary: This book is a Reformed treatment of the doctrine of scripture that begins from a study of scripture's teaching about itself, moves to a Trinitarian theology of scripture and finally explores the classical affirmations about scripture. Another significant aspect of this book is its incorporation of "speech-act" theory which Ward uses to delineate the relationship of God and the Bible.
Many Reformed treatments of the d ...more
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