Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Authority of Scripture
Historical, Biblical, and Theoretical Perspectives
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This collection of essays is a bold and high-quality reflection on how to hold to a 'high view' of Scripture once the notion of 'infallibility' is perforce given up. Since my entire life has been outside the orbit of the question of infallibility, much of this is new to me. I have learned a great deal from the judicious, disciplined, honest way in which Scripture is approached here. The wise foreword by William Abraham that functions as an overture is itself of enormous value and prepares the way for the thoughtful, critical, well-informed analyses that are to follow."
Columbia Theological Seminary
"In recent years major questions about the nature of Scripture have been raised, questions which have given rise to academic and ecclesiastical warfare, with some urging continued defense of inerrancy and others advocating its complete abandonment. The time is ripe for the appearance of studies that explore this troubled landscape in new ways and try to explain how it all has come about. Carlos Bovell has assembled an impressive collection of essays that do just that. Major theological seminaries and major figures are treated in these interesting and thought-provoking essays. Anyone interested in the doctrine of Scripture and how it is debated today must consult Bovell's book."
-Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia
"From the foreword and preface, one might imagine this collection of essays was mounting a sustained attack on the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture. To be sure, several contributors do reflect considerable dissatisfaction with the effects of certain common forms and uses of inerrancy. But other chapters are more nuanced, including a minority written by inerrantists who propose how the doctrine can be framed and used as more of a help than a hindrance in the academy and church. All who care about how best to articulate a high view of Scripture should benefit from this anthology."
-Craig L. Blomberg