Between Speech and Revelation

An Evangelical's Dialogue with Farrer, Jungel, and Wolterstorff

By Joshua Ryan Kira

Between Speech and Revelation

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  • ISBN: 9781532649349
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 11/14/2019
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Between Speech and Revelation

An Evangelical's Dialogue with Farrer, Jungel, and Wolterstorff

By Joshua Ryan Kira

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  • ISBN: 9781532649349
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 11/14/2019
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
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About-

Evangelicalism, in spite of its size and relationship to various historic movements in Christian history, has never been known to be a perspective that interacts widely in its theological development. Its insular nature, emphasis on inspiration, and its highly doctrinal concerns have caused it to, frequently, be an outlier in larger dialogues concerning Scripture. This book attempts to remedy this lack of interaction by bringing an evangelical view of the Bible into contact with various twentieth-century traditions that have attempted to delve into the relationship between divine speech and revelation. Specifically, the works of Calvinist philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff, hermeneutical theologian Eberhard Jüngel, and Anglican philosopher-theologian Austin Farrer, will be mined for the resources necessary to affirm and defend a belief in an evangelical view of Scripture. This would include the belief that the Bible can rightly be called “God’s word,” the adherence to verbal plenary inspiration, and a reluctance to use higher criticism in analyzing Scripture. Through criticism and appropriation, this work will set the guidelines for the construction of a more comprehensive perspective of revelation, divine speech, and the Bible, as well as showing how Evangelicalism can contribute to the larger ecumenical dialogue concerning theological methodology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Wolterstorff, Jüngel, and Farrer are among the most important theological-philosophical thinkers of the Reformed, Lutheran, and Anglican traditions of recent decades. Joshua Kira presents for the first time a detailed comparison of their positions on the relationship between revelation, Scripture, and divine discourse. He does not, however, bring only three but four positions into discussion by continuously confronting the views of the three thinkers with the convictions of American Evangelicalism. This casts a critical and insightful light on all four approaches and opens up new avenues for further theological debate on Scripture and revelation, which is high on the theological agenda of the twenty-first century.”

—Ingolf U. Dalferth, Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Claremont Graduate University



“If Austin Farrer, Eberhard Jüngel, and Nicholas Wolterstorff, three rather different theologians, had talked to one another on the topic of speech and revelation with an Evangelical as presider, what would have happened? This is a very fascinating, readable, informative, and challenging account of that hypothetical but fruitful conversation, which involves insightful mutual critique and mutual appreciation but also a constructive evangelical synthesis. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in recent discussions of the topic.”

—Anselm K. Min, Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

Contributors-

Joshua Ryan Kira

Bio(s)-

Joshua Ryan Kira is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. He has published numerous articles in philosophy of language and theology of revelation.

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