The Clarity of Scripture
272 Pages
English

The Clarity of Scripture

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IS SCRIPTURE CLEAR?
IF IT IS, WHY DO PORTIONS OF IT SEEM SO OBSCURE?
IF IT ISN'T, WHY HAVE THEOLOGIANS SPENT SO MUCH TIME
DEFENDING THE NOTION OF ITS CLARITY? AND MORE IMPORTANT, ARE
CHRISTIANS ENGAGED IN A FUTILE EFFORT IN TRYING TO READ AND
UNDERSTAND IT?
JAMES CALLAHAN OFFERS VALUABLE INSIGHT INTO THE COMPLEX NOTION
of biblical perspicuity. He sets the issues within the history of the church and traces how the Bible's clarity has been understood practically and theologically over time. With precision and care he clarifies the role of historical context, authorial intent and reader response in a constructive articulation of how we come to understand Scripture's meaning. Contemporary literary studies inform his discussion and suggest the importance of intertextuality and intratextuality in the reading of Scripture. Ultimately, Callahan argues, Scripture must be viewed as a privileged text within a privileged community. Nevertheless, it must be read, not arrogantly, but with humility under the searching glance of the God who caused it to be written.

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Published 31 August 2020
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EAN13 9781725283664
Language English
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 The Clarity of Scripture History, Theology, & Contemporary Literary Studies By Callahan, James Copyright © 2001 by Callahan, James All rights reserved. Softcover ISBN-13: 978-1-7252-8365-7 Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-7252-8364-0 eBook ISBN-13: 978-1-7252-8366-4 Publication date 6/24/2020 Previously published by IVP, 2001 This edition is a scanned facsimile of the original edition published in 2001.