Description: The conclusions of critical biblical scholarship often pose a disconcerting challenge to traditional Christian faith. Between the two poles of uncritical embrace and outright rejection of these conclusions, is there a third way? Can evangelical believers incorporate the insights of biblical criticism while at the same time maintaining a high view of Scripture and a vital faith? In this provocative book, Kenton Sparks argues that the insights from historical and biblical criticism can indeed be valuable to evangelicals and may even yield solutions to difficult issues in biblical studies while avoiding pat answers. This constructive response to biblical criticism includes taking seriously both the divine and the human aspects of the Bible and acknowledging the diversity that exists in the biblical texts.
Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology
Review by Jeffrey A. Gibbs
Citation: Jeffrey A. Gibbs, review of Kenton L. Sparks, God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
Review by Arthur Boulet
Citation: Arthur Boulet, review of Kenton L. Sparks, God's Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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