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Models For Scripture

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This work looks at the task of interpreting Scripture as "witnessing tradition," "authoritative canon," "inspired word," and "experienced revelation." The diversity of interpretive approaches implied by the use of these four models of Scripture is carried further by a methodological catholicity and openness within each of the four major divisions of the book. Throughout, G ...more
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John Crowe
Unfortunately, this well written book contains a low view of the reliability of Scripture, the closed nature of the Christian Cannon, a non supernatural view of revelation, and an Neo-Orthodox approach to the Bible His models place the reader above Scripture rather than under Scripture.

It was a fine book in my Doctor of Ministry Course on Biblical Interpretation alongside Osborne's evangelical Hermeneutical Spiral for the sake of objective scholarship, however, I can't recommended by itself.
Corey Hampton
Dec 07, 2016 Corey Hampton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great - will read again soon.
Nicholas Quient
I'm biased, but I love John's work. Here he tackles the problem of scripture and challenges evangelicals to take scripture seriously, and to move past the fundamentalist/liberal paradigm. His section on inerrancy is sardonic and reflects a personality that is patient but not too patient!

Helpful, passionate, and necessary for all who are interested in scripture and how to interpret and understand her.
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John Goldingay is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. An internationally respected Old Testament scholar, Goldingay is the author of many commentaries and books.
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