Good books to read: Inspiration And Authority

Inspiration and Authority: Nature and Function of Christian Scripture

What does it mean to speak of Scripture as “inspired”?  Why were some Gospels included in the canon and others were not? And when we hear Scripture described as “authoritative”, what exactly does that mean? Why do some people believe that the Biblical text was verbally dictated by God while others see the work of human authors inspired to write with their own words and through their own understanding of the world?  Paul Achtemeier takes on these subjects in a readable and helpful way.  What is it that you are reading when you pick up your Bible?  Achtemeier will help clarify exactly what the Bible is and what it isn’t.

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