The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals when it Gets God Wrong (and why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It)
Does accepting the doctrine of biblical inspiration necessitate belief in biblical inerrancy? The Bible has always functioned authoritatively in the life of the church, but what exactly should that mean? Must it mean the Bible is without error in all historical details and ethical teachings? What should thoughtful Christians do with texts that propose God is pleased by human sacrifice or that God commanded Israel to commit acts of genocide? What about texts that contain historical errors or predictions that have gone unfulfilled long beyond their expiration dates? In The Human Faces of God, Thom Stark moves beyond notions of inerrancy in order to confront such problematic texts and open up a conversation about new ways they can be used in service of the church and its moral witness today. Readers looking for an academically informed yet accessible discussion of the Bible's thorniest texts will find a thought-provoking and indispensible resource in The Human Faces of God.
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Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries To Hide It)User Review - Frank Roberts - Goodreads
A very mature and honest look at the Holy Bible. Stark takes apart the arguments of those who claim inerrancy for the scripture, both showing how they themselves interpret selectively, and by showing ... Read full review
Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries To Hide It)User Review - Vegantrav - Goodreads
The Human Faces of God is a concise, pointed critique of the doctrine of biblical inerrancy--the idea that the Bible (both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament) is a divinely inspired book ... Read full review