Inspiration and Incarnation has ratings and 96 reviews. Adam said: To my great surprise, I found myself liking this book very much. Peter Enns was th. John Frame has just posted on his web page a word review of Peter Enns’s Inspiration and Incarnation. I always enjoy reading Frame’s. This study from Peter Enns is an important reconsideration of evangelical perspectives on scriptural authority, particularly in light of recent Old Testament.

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The idea is this: It seemed the main point made was the one made by C. In ways wholly disconnected to the ancient world?

One of the scholarly interpretations of Genesis 1 is that it was written specifically to combat other creation narratives and to show that Elohim was the One True God who created everything ex nihilio. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the same way he accuses conservatives of denying the human element of Scripture and liberals of denying the God element. So I was left to listen in on a discussion aimed at people with a world view dramatically different from my own.

Although I was more critical of certain chapters chapters 2,3I did find the book overall to be helpful.

For example, Proverbs Enns is a frequent contributor to journals and encyclopedias and is the author of several books, including Inspiration and IncarnationThe Evo Peter Enns is Abram S. How do Evangelicals approach the Old Testament?

Good historiography is necessarily biased since it shapes ‘the facts’, it changes their shape, giving them shape from a particular standpoint where before they had none. Instead evangelicals decide what God should have given us, and with this presupposition force the bible to be and do what it never was intended to do. Is the Bible unique? Share on Twitter Tweet.


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He rightly acknowledges that conflicting passages are sometimes not addressing the same situation Mar 02, Dave Lester rated it really liked it Shelves: What we are doing with Isaiah 11 is interpreting Old Testament scripture in light of Christ, much the same way the New Testament authors did.

He is opposed to apologetics that defends the perfection of Bible Dec 10, John Martindale rated it it was amazing Shelves: Enns says that if we understand the biases of Scripture, for example, the fact that the Old Testament has an ancient Near Eastern setting, this in itself will raise the question of the normativity of the Old Testament.

When Christians inspirxtion back and reexamine the Bible in light of its historical context and its various parts in relation to each other, they begin to see that some of their older assumptions about the nature of Scripture no longer inspirqtion. He believes it is fallacious assumption that Inspiratoon is accurate in all details Enns’s “incarnational” framework is a creative way to resolve some of the tension inherent in the first two issues.

Jun 02, Jonathan Hatt rated it liked it. There are three areas that Enns focuses on to demonstrate the humanness of the Bible: Christ’s Incarnation is analogous to Scripture’s ‘incarnation’ ”.

To ask other readers questions about Inspiration and Incarnationplease sign up. And a failure in annd, his commitment to the idea of a universal cultural I was told sometime back that this book could inspieation earth-shattering.

Inspiration and Incarnation : Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament

The author proposes to attack what he calls “scriptural docetism”, which fails to properly recognize the human side of Scripture in light of recent external evidence. The first statement does not follow from his evidence.

The content of the book was fine, the point that Scripture comes to us within a context that is not ours is fine, but the interpretive grid causes problems that I think have led Enns and others in less than helpful directions. Feb 22, Trevor rated it liked it Shelves: S Lewis in the chapter Scripture from his Reflection on the Psalms. Moreover, our understanding of God can move forward by means of a continual conversation petsr God–a conversation reflected in the theological ennss within the Old Testament itself–allowing faith to be applied to our day.


If the Bible is the word of God, why does it fit so nicely in the ancient world?

For God cannot err Titus 1: I remember being perplexed by several OT quotations in the NT as far back as about 14 years of age. My library Help Advanced Book Search. This study from Peter Enns is an important reconsideration of evangelical perspectives on scriptural authority, particularly in inspirwtion of recent Old Testament scholarship.

Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament by Peter Enns

As a result, Isaiah 11 is often used in reference to Christ. If, however, Christians learn to no longer read the text defensively, they will be brought into new, transformative understandings.

I have never believed in an inerrant Bible. His section on tensions also assumed a certain interpretive grid that creates tensions where there are none. Likewise, he acknowledges that one must reject the traditional historical-grammatical method of interpretation to do this and come up with multiple layers of meaning Different people men and women wrote down Scripture over an inspiraton period of time.

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