Thy Word Is Truth

Some Thoughts on the Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration

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Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.6 in
topic

General Theology, Scripture

page-count

280

scripture

Whole Bible

Banner Pub Date

Jul 1, 1963

Original Pub Date

1957

binding

Paperback

Format

Book

isbn

9780851511726

Book Description

Since its first publication in the USA in 1957, Thy Word is Truth has been recognized as the classic popular exposition of the biblical doctrine of inspiration. There are several reasons for the wide and warm acclaim which has been accorded to the author, the late Professor Edward J. Young, of Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.

Thy Word is Truth explains the importance of the doctrine of biblical inspiration. Without it the reliability of the Bible is in serious doubt, the integrity of Jesus is put in question, and the only final authority men have in matters of faith becomes their own conscience. If we cannot trust what Scripture says about itself, how can we trust what it says about God, about man’s need, or about Christ’s saving power?

Furthermore, Thy Word is Truth explains why this doctrine has been so fiercely contested. It is precisely because it lies at the heart of Christianity. While it is said that only what we think of Christ really matters, Professor Young urges us to recognize that what we think of him inevitably depends on the reliability of the Bible. If it fails us, we can know nothing for certain about Christ. He has chosen to make himself known through Scripture.

To write such a book as this demands special gifts, and a rare combination of qualifications. E.J. Young possessed these to an unusual degree. He was an outstanding linguist and biblical scholar, and knew the text of the Bible intimately. He understood the doctrinal issues which are at stake. He possessed a lucid mind and pen. He was also willing to rest his own soul on the convictions to which Scripture itself drove him-even when this involved swimming against the tide of the world of scholarship in which he moved with high distinction. His blend of true scholarship with humble commitment to Christ makes this study a reliable introduction to a question which continues to haunt the church at the beginning of the 21st century.

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  Preface 7
1 THE ISSUE BEFORE THE CHURCH 13
2 THE EXTENT OF INSPIRATION 39
3 THE HUMAN WRITERS OF THE SCRIPTURES 65
4 SOME REFLECTIONS UPON INSPIRATION 85
5 WHAT IS INERRANCY? [I] 113
6 WHAT IS INERRANCY? [II] 141
7 ARE THERE ERRORS IN THE BIBLE? 163
8 DOES IT MATTER HOW WE APPROACH THE BIBLE? 185
9 SOME MODERN VIEWS OF THE BIBLE [I] 207
10 SOME MODERN VIEWS OF THE BIBLE [II] 235
11 THE BIBLE AND SALVATION 261
  Appendix 271
  Indexes 277

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