Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy – A Reflection, Not a Review

Good reflection by Nijay Gupta

Crux Sola

One of the greatest satisfactions I get in my job is seeing scholars argue. Really. It reminds me (1) they are regular people (not really, but they can be like regular people in some ways) and (2) there is great need out there for great scholarship. I just finished reading Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy (Zondervan, 2013) which features these five men:

R. Albert Mohler (Classic Biblical Inerrancy)

Peter Enns (Classic Biblical Inerrancy Doesn’t Work)

Michael F. Bird (Inerrancy is Not Necessary for Evangelicalism Outside the USA)

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Augustinian Inerrancy)

John R. Franke (Inerrancy and Missional Plurality)

[These are my quick titles for their essays]

The term “view” in “Five Views” is a bit misleading (which is also made explicit in the introduction), as these are not really views on the same level of discourse. You might think of them as “perspectives” or “thoughts.” When you are dealing with…

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