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Inspiration (David R Law) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2001) 9780826461964
Inspiration (David R Law) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2001) 9780826461964
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Title: Inspiration

Author: Law, David R

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780826461964

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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David Law develops his theory of inspiration starting with texts as varied as Virgil's "Aeneid" and Shakespeare's plays before focussing on the Bible. Following Karl Jaspers, Law views all human knowledge as having limits beyond which there exists the Transcendant. There are symbols, signs and characters--or 'ciphers'--that inhabit religion and art and which point beyond these horizons. Perceiving these is at the heart of inspiration and the knowledge of God. For Law the key to the question of inspiration and the Bible lies with understanding the reader's encounter with these ciphers, the most supreme of which is Christ.



1 The problem of biblical authority

2 Word-centred theories of inspiration

3 Non-verbal theories of inspiration

4 The inspiration of the Bible




"A book of interesting and exciting ideas"--New Directions

"Useful for careful discussion of the issues concerning Biblical authority"--Reform

"A thorough study. The first part is plainly reasoned, cogent, important, and should be read by every Christian, or at least every Fundamentalist."--Rapport Magazine

"The magnitude of the problem Law addresses and the failure of the theological community to provide a more constructive resolution make the book important by default. If it spurs a single reader more seriously to reflect on and theologize about the nature of inspiration in a more theologically concrete manner, its publication will have been justified."--Theological Studies

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