Words of Life

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  • Copyright: 2009-07-30
  • Publisher: Ivp Academic
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Timothy Ward offers an excellent, lucid exposition of the nature and function of Scripture, expresssed in a form appropriate for the tweny-first century, grounded in the relevant scholarship, and standing firmily in line with the best of the theological traditions.

Author Biography

Timothy Ward is Team Vicar at Holy Trinity Church, Hinckley, England. He is the author of Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts and the Sufficiency of Scripture (Oxford University Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introduction: God and the Biblep. 9
God and Scripture: a biblical outlinep. 20
God's action and his wordsp. 20
The Old Testamentp. 20
The New Testamentp. 25
God's person and his wordsp. 26
God's words and human wordsp. 32
Christ's words, and God's action and personp. 37
Christ's words and human wordsp. 40
God's words and the Biblep. 43
The Trinity and Scripture: a theological outlinep. 49
The Father and Scripture: the covenant bookp. 51
Redemption and Scripturep. 52
Revelation and Scripturep. 60
The Son and Scripture: the words of the Wordp. 67
Jesus and the Bible as both 'Word of God'p. 67
Scripture and the incarnationp. 74
The Holy Spirit and Scripture: the God-breathed Wordp. 78
The inspiration of Scripturep. 79
The preservation of Scripturep. 89
The illumination of Scripturep. 92
Summaryp. 94
The attributes of Scripture: a doctrinal outlinep. 96
The necessity of Scripturep. 98
The sufficiency of Scripturep. 106
The clarity of Scripturep. 115
Preaching and a clear Biblep. 121
Diverse interpretations and a clear Biblep. 122
Defining the clarity of Scripturep. 124
The authority of Scripturep. 127
The nature of biblical authorityp. 127
Inerrancy and infallibilityp. 130
The Bible and Christian life: the doctrine of Scripture appliedp. 141
The meaning of sola scripturap. 141
Scripture and the Christian communityp. 151
Scripture and preachingp. 156
The Spirit and the Biblep. 160
The Spirit and the preacherp. 163
The Spirit and the people of Godp. 168
Scripture and the individual Christianp. 170
Private Bible reading in relation to corporate Bible reading and preachingp. 171
The aim of Bible readingp. 174
Summaryp. 177
Index of ancient and modern authorsp. 180
Index of biblical referencesp. 182
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