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Holy Scripture (#02 in Christian Foundations Series)

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In Holy Scripture, Donald G. Bloesch sets out the pivotal evangelical doctrines of the Bible's revelation, inspiration and interpretation. Wishing to "defend the orthodox evangelical faith from its friends as well as its enemies," Bloesch provocatively argues against...


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In Holy Scripture, Donald G. Bloesch sets out the pivotal evangelical doctrines of the Bible's revelation, inspiration and interpretation.

Wishing to "defend the orthodox evangelical faith from its friends as well as its enemies," Bloesch provocatively argues against both evangelical rationalism and liberal experientialism. And he proposes the alternative of biblical evangelicalism--which sees Scripture as the written Word of God but stresses that it becomes the living Word of God only through the illumination of the Holy Spirit.

In dialogue with Martin Luther, John Calvin, P. T. Forsyth, Karl Barth and Emil Brunner, Bloesch's Holy Scripture examines the implications of biblical authority for the twenty-first century. It surveys the role of the Bible as seen within the Bible itself and as that role has unfolded through centuries of Christian tradition. It also explains and critiques many highly contested issues, such as the value of biblical criticism, the meaning of myth, the plethora of hermeneutical options and the nature of truth.
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In The Holy Spirit: Works & Gifts Donald Bloesch aptly brings his grasp of historical and systematic theology together with his deep concern for spirituality. The fruit of a lifetime of study and devotion, this work masterfully interweaves biblical study, historical overviews, and reflection on contemporary developments and issues to shed light on faith in God the Holy Spirit. On a topic that sadly threatens to divide the church, Bloesch strives to build bridges between the various traditions of Christian faith, especially between Reformed theology and the Pentecostal movement.^Building on the inaugural volume of the Christian Foundations series, A Theology of Word & Spirit, Bloesch guards against the equal dangers of a subjective spiritualism and a cold formalism. He speaks out of the perspective of the Protestant Reformation with its emphasis on the complementarity of Word and Spirit and the priority of grace over works. But he also acknowledges the Pentecostal perception that the
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Donald G Bloesch

Donald G. Bloesch (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He has done postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tubingen and Basel and has written numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Christian Foundations Series, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer and Freedom for Obedience. He is also a past president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

  • Preface
  • <strong>1. Introduction</strong>
  • The Witness Of Sacred Tradition
  • Modern Errors
  • Toward A Theology Of Word And Spirit
  • <strong>2. The Crisis In Biblical Authority</strong>
  • Inerrancy And Infallibility In Historical Perspective
  • Need For Reinterpretation
  • Models Of Scriptural Authority
  • <strong>3. The Meaning Of Revelation</strong>
  • Revelation As Truth And Event
  • Revelation And The Bible
  • Truth And Error In Protestant Orthodoxy
  • Revelation In Nature And History
  • Revelation And Reason
  • Appendix A: Conflict In Theological Method
  • <strong>4. The Inspiration Of Scripture</strong>
  • The Reformation
  • Orthodoxy And Pietism
  • Fundamentalism
  • Neo-orthodoxy
  • Liberalism
  • The Question Of Inerrancy
  • The Nature Of Inspiration
  • Inspiration And Revelation
  • Appendix B: The Rogers-mckim Proposal
  • <strong>5. Scripture And The Church</strong>
  • The Problem Of The Canon
  • The Bible Over The Church
  • The Bible Within The Church
  • The Supreme Authority For Faith
  • Appendix C: The Apocrypha
  • <strong>6. The Hermeneutical Problem</strong>
  • The Dynamics Of Interpretation
  • Breakthrough Into Understanding
  • The Natural And The Spiritual Sense
  • Guidelines Of The Reformers
  • Hermeneutical Options Today
  • Faith And Criticism
  • Appendix D: Narrative Theology
  • Appendix E: Hermeneutical Pluralism And Transcendence
  • <strong>7. Rudolf Bultmann: An Enduring Presence</strong>
  • Cultural And Theological Background
  • Distinctive Emphases
  • Demythologizing
  • A New Venture In Hermeneutics
  • God Hidden And Revealed
  • Freedom For Obedience
  • A Neoliberal Theology
  • <strong>8. The Bible And Myth</strong>
  • The Conversion Of Myth
  • Narrative Forms In The Bible
  • The Bible As Myth And History
  • <strong>9. Truth In Biblical &amp; Philosophical Perspective</strong>
  • Biblical Understandings
  • Faith's Encounter With Philosophy
  • Truth In The Technological Society
  • Models Of Truth
  • The Current Controversy
  • Notes
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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