In a prior blog post, I mentioned the publication of a new book edited by David Garner entitled, Did God Really Say?: Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture. This book is a compilation of papers originally given at the 2011 PCA General Assembly by scholars from Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary. Participants included Scott Oliphint, Michael Williams, Robert Yarbrough, Vern Poythress, John Frame, and myself. David Garner also included a summary chapter.
Last year at the 2011 General Assembly for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), I participated in a conference on the authority of Scripture that was sponsored by Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Covenant Theological Seminary. Two scholars from each institution were asked to present papers on a variety of different topics. The idea behind the conference is that the church is never finished waging the battle over the authority of the Bible–each new generation needs to do its part to address contemporary issues.
Those papers have now been gathered together in a book edited by David Garner: Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of … Continue reading...
Justin Taylor has been listening to the panel discussion at T4G on the topic of inerrancy. The panel passed along these book recommendations:
Simon Gathercole recommends Biblical Authority: A Critique of the Rogers/McKim Proposalby John D. Woodbridge, for a historical study of what the church has held through the centuries.
Mark Dever recommends Christ and the Bible by John Wenham, on Jesus’ view of Scripture.
John Piper recommends “Fundamentalism” and the Word of God by J. I. Packer.
These are good options. However, I would add a few others:
- N.B. Stonehouse and P. Woolley, eds., The Infallible Word (Philadelphia: P&R, 1946).
- J.M. Frame, Doctrine of the Word of God