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Overview "The authors examine dangerous trends that seem to be luring many . . . toward skeptical rationalism and theological liberalism." --John F. MacArthur Jr., pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and president of the Master's College and Seminary.
Publishers Description Examines the inroads of historical criticism into evangelical scholarship. Though evangelicals reject many extreme conclusions of liberal scholars, some have adopted their same methodology in the interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels, creating a crisis in evangelical scholarship. The authors show how adopting such methodologies are affecting the next generation of pastors, teachers, and scholars.
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Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 161
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Studio: Kregel Academic & Professional
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.52" Height: 1.29" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Kregel Academic & Professional
ISBN 082543811X ISBN13 9780825438110
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More About Robert L. Thomas & F. David Farnell
Robert L. Thomas is Professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, California.
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Innoculate yourself against liberalism Oct 7, 2003
A much needed work to counterbalance the prevailing "Q" theory. This destructive critical theory was conceived by non-believers, but has crept into Christian seminaries almost unnoticed. Thomas and company sound the alarm.
A Wonderful and much needed ne analysis of Higher Criticism Nov 5, 2000
This is one of the best analysis of Higher Biblical Criticism available. Two evangelical Biblical scholars (Thomas & Farnell) tackle this issues quite ably. They begin by discussing the roots of Higher Biblical Criticism and the trends it has undergone up to the present day. Moreover, the authors do in fact cover B. Spinoza's influence on the overall issue, something that many books of this kind neglect (Spinoza could be considered one of the "father's" of Higher Criticism). Furthermore, the authors deal with the philosophical rub of higher criticism (i.e. philosophical hermeneutics) as well as the areas of source criticism and redaction criticism. Another positive aspect of the book is the fact that these authors discuss the well known Biblical scholar Eta Linnemann (former student of Rudolf Bultmann - I had the privilege of hearing her speak on these very issues). Linnemann has some of the strongest refutations of Higher Biblical Criticism still in print today. Lastly, these authors discuss the inroads of higher criticism into evangelical circles and the dangers and problems that it causes in the areas of apologetics, the gospel, preaching, and especially hermeneutics. While the topics at hand can be somewhat difficult, these authors have brought the issues back down to earth and written in such a way that a wide ranged audience will be able to enjoy the contents. This is a definitive work in this area, and a must read for evangelicals (and/or other Biblical conservatives) who find men like J. Crossan, M. Borg, R. Funk (the current adherents to many of the issues of Higher Biblical Criticism) and others intimidating. I highly recommend this book.
A must read for anyone studying or teaching the gospels. Dec 2, 1998
This book shows you the dangers found in much of evangelical scholarship regarding critical study of the gospels. It is an invaluable tool for anyone who wishes to understand how to approach a study of the gospels without compromising the integrity of the texts.