Friday 16 June 2006

Three books on Scripture

Mike Bird points us to a long post in which D. A. Carson reviews and critiques three recent books on the doctrine of Scripture: John Webster’s Holy Scripture, Peter Enns’ Inspiration and Incarnation, and N. T. Wright’s Scripture and the Authority of God. If you’re familiar with Carson’s perspective, then you will probably find his criticisms predictable enough.


byron smith said...

One thing about Carson: at least he's consistent!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Byron - and consistency is over-rated! Was it Oscar Wilde who called it a characteristic of small minds? There is a book that needs writing called The Gagging of Carson. (Just joking, Carson fans!)


Anonymous said...

Oh great Ben, you who are able summarize Barth in a sentence for the masses, can you summarise Carson's view in a sentence too?

Ben Myers said...

"... can you summarise Carson's view in a sentence?" Well, I'll give it a try:

The Word = the words.

Anonymous said...

What's more predictable...Carson's thoughts or the ready critique of Carson? And does a small mind seriously engage texts and critique them? Or does a small mind give someone short shrift by labeling them as predictable?

Ben Myers said...

Sorry, Anon—no offence was intended! Thanks for your comment.

David W. Congdon said...

Ben, your summarization is spot-on! I'll be sure to give you credit when I quote that line on my site. Thanks! (And, sadly, so true.)

David W. Congdon said...

You may find this column by Chuck Colson relevant to this topic. He cites Carson as well.

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