The Living Word of God: Rethinking the Theology of the Bible

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Religion - 273 pages
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In this final installment of his trilogy on the central ordinances of the Christian faith (baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the proclamation of God's Word), Ben Witherington asks: What does it mean to call the Bible "God's word"? In doing so, he takes on other recent studies which downplay the connection between history and theology, or between historical accuracy and truth claims. The Bible is not merely to be viewed as a Word about God, Witherington argues. Instead, he says, the Bible exhorts us to see the Bible as a living Word from God.
  

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Written by one of today's leading New Testament scholars Ė and a very prolific one at that Ė this is perhaps the best book I've read so far dealing with a proper Christian understanding of the nature ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joel - Goodreads

Okay, but somewhat disorganized at points. He seems unfair and inaccurate in a few places. Witherington is a wonderful guy and a great scholar, but this is not his best work. Read full review

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Contents

Seeking the Word of God
1
Inspiration without an Expiration Date
15
The Ends of Enns The Danger of an Analogy
35
Truth Telling As an Art Form
51
Can These Things Be True?
83
Did the Canon and Its Translators Misfire?
113
How to Pick a Translation without Losing Your Religion
137
Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
151
The Art of Reading Scripture in a Postmodern World
171
The Sacrifice of the Intellect?
195
Bible QA
201
Notes
255
Index
265
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