Biblical authority

Biblical authority

The issue of biblical authority concerns justification for putting trust in the Bible with respect to its claims and attitudes about matters such as faith and conduct, as well as various sorts of historical and scientific facts. The issue of biblical authority is similar to, but distinct from, issues like biblical inerrancy, biblical infallibility, and biblical interpretation and criticism.

One recent exchange on the issue is between Jack B. Rogers and Donald K. McKim, on the one hand, and John D. Woodbridge, on the other. Rogers and McKim, in their 1979 book, "The authority and interpretation of the Bible: an historical approach", advance the view that the Bible has authority over social endeavors, such as imperatives for conduct, for church organization, and for the articles of faith, but lacks a certain degree of authority over historical events and scientific facts. Woodbridge contests this in his 1982 book "Biblical Authority: A Critique of the Rogers/McKim Proposal", arguing that for each of those categories, God's Word has authority.

ee also

* biblical inspiration
* biblical inerrancy
* biblical interpretation
* biblical infallibility
* biblical criticism
* Clarity of scripture

External links

* [ How Can The Bible Be Authoritative?] by N.T. Wright

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См. также в других словарях:

  • biblical authority —  Библейский авторитет …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Biblical — Bib li*cal (b[i^]b l[i^]*kal), a. Pertaining to, or derived from, the Bible; as, biblical learning; biblical authority. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Biblical Creation Society — The Biblical Creation Society (BCS) is a United Kingdom based creationist organisation founded in 1977 by Scottish minister Nigel M. de S. Cameron and a group of evangelical students, who were concerned about the popularity of theistic evolution… …   Wikipedia

  • Biblical Exegesis —     Biblical Exegesis     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Biblical Exegesis     Exegesis is the branch of theology which investigates and expresses the true sense of Sacred Scripture.     The exegete does not inquire which books constitute Sacred… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Biblical inerrancy — is the conservative evangelical doctrinal position [ [ Doctrinal Statement Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) ] ] that in its original form, the Bible is totally without error, and free from all… …   Wikipedia

  • Biblical Antiquities — • Details domestic, political, and sacred antiquities Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Biblical Antiquities     Biblical Antiquities      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Biblical Criticism (Higher) —     Biblical Criticism (Higher)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Biblical Criticism (Higher)     Biblical criticism in its fullest comprehension is the examination of the literary origins and historical values of the books composing the Bible, with… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Biblical patriarchy — (also known as Christian patriarchy) is a set of beliefs in evangelical Christianity concerning marriage, the family, and the home. It sees the father as the head of the home, and responsible for the conduct of his family. Notable adherents of… …   Wikipedia

  • Biblical Introduction — • Designates the part of Scriptural science which is concerned with topics preliminary to the detailed study and correct exposition of Holy Writ, and also, it is given to a work in which these various topics are actually treated Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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