The "Scripture Problem" is Back

When I began my academic career one of the first things I heard was, “The inerrancy discussion is behind us. The discussion has moved on.” That may have been true in 1993 but it’s not true now. In the latest issue of Themelios, Robert Yarbrough illustrates the return to the “Scripture problem” or the question of how “evangelicals” should speak about the truthfulness and reliability of Holy Scripture. Because most evangelicals are rootless (relative to the tradition), biblicist (relative to method), and churchless (relative to ecclesiology) they often just make up things as they go along. Yarbrough’s survey of the recent literature suggests as much.

The journal also contains a follow-up piece by James Sexton, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). More later.

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  • R. Scott Clark
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    R.Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.

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