Taking the Bible Seriously: Honest Differences about Biblical Interpretation

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1. jaan 1993 - 177 pages

In this book, J. Benton White surveys the many Protestant approaches to the Bible and then focuses on the issues raised by modernist and fundamentalists in the twentieth century. He gives special attention to the Protestants' struggle with the question of how the Bible should be understood. By doing this, he helps individuals examine this crucial question and allows them to draw their own conclusions. White focuses on Martin Luther's affirmation of the "Protestant principle" of the Bible alone, then follows debate up to the present.

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Contents

Introduction
1
A History
8
The Problem of The Bible Alone
23
Roots of the Current Battle
38
The Higher Critics and the Fundamentals
54
Creationism
67
History as Myth or Myth as History
76
The Prophets
91
Daniel and Revelation
108
Take It All to Take It Seriously
120
What He Believed About the Bible
133
What the Bible Teaches About Him
145
Drawing Some Conclusions
169
Bibliography
175
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

J. Benton White is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. He is coauthor of From Adam to Armageddon: A Survey of the Bible.

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