The Bible in Modern Culture: Baruch Spinoza to Brevard Childs
Historical-Critical Method in Biblical Scholarship has been a Pandora's box for the intellectual life of the church. No achievement of modern scholarship has been more effective in understanding the Bible, yet it has also seriously challenged a church trying to preserve the integrity of its cherished theological traditions. In this critically acclaimed book Roy Harrisville...more
Paperback, 349 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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The title is extremely deceiving. This is not a book about the bible in modern culture. It is a history of Protestant biblical theology in the modern era. It begins with the Spinoza and ends with Brevard Childs. It is actually an interesting book on the history of the doctrine of the perspicuity of the Bible. That is, the Bible may be read plainly by the average Joe and get the correct message of Christianity. The book is heavy on German Lutheran theology and short on Calvinist theology except w...more