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Inerrancy and the Gospels : a God-centered approach to the challenges of harmonization

Author: Vern S Poythress
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Serious Bible readers all recognize that there are differences between accounts of the same events in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. But can all of the accounts still be reconciled with a belief in biblical inerrancy? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New Testament scholar Vern Poythress contributes a worthy case  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vern S Poythress
ISBN: 9781433528606 1433528606
OCLC Number: 773020607
Description: 238 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part one : The challenge of harmonization. Difficulties in the Gospels --
An example : the centurion's servant --
Part two : Principles for harmonization. Initial principles for harmonization --
History, theology, and artistry --
The historical claims of the Gospels --
The authority of the Gospels --
A mental-picture theory --
Truth in a biblical worldview --
Truthfulness versus artificial precision --
Variations in writing history --
Part three : Attitudes in harmonization. Confidence and doubt --
Seeking God --
Limitations in human knowledge --
Intellectual suffering --
Positive purposes for difficulties --
Part four : Special issues in harmonization. The synoptic problem --
Temporal order of events --
Part five : Individual cases. Cleansing the temple --
The rejection of Jesus at Nazareth --
Cursing the fig tree --
Commissioning the twelve --
Part six : Reporting speeches. Stilling the storm --
Variations in citations --
Meaning and intention --
Speech when Jesus stills the storm --
Augustine on reporting speeches --
The rich young ruler --
Part seven : More cases. Raising Jairus's daughter --
Blind Bartimaeus --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Vern Sheridan Poythress.

Abstract:

Serious Bible readers all recognize that there are differences between accounts of the same events in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. But can all of the accounts still be reconciled with a belief in biblical inerrancy? Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New Testament scholar Vern Poythress contributes a worthy case for inerrancy in the gospels and helps readers understand basic principles for harmonization. He also tackles some of the most complicated exegetical problems, showing the way forward on passages that have perplexed many, such as the centurion's servant, the cursing of the fig tree, and more. All those interested in the authority of Scripture will find in this volume great encouragement and insight as Poythress has provided an arresting case to stem the tide of skepticism. - Publisher.
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