Understanding Scripture: An Overview of the Bible's Origin, Reliability, and Meaning (Paperback)
Grudem, Wayne; Collins, C. John; Schreiner, Thomas R.
Why is the Bible trustworthy? Does archaeology confirm what the Bible says? How do I interpret the Bible?
The Bible is the most important book in the world. But questions like these puzzle believers and unbelievers alike. Editors and scholars Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, and Thomas Schreiner recognize the challenge we all face and offer this volume to help us properly understand the Bible.
Covering a diverse range of essential subjects, including how to read the Bible well and why it is reliable, these eighteen essays delve into specific topics such as world religions, canon, and archaeology. Pastors, lay leaders, students, and other Christians engaged in studying God's Word will benefit from this collection, written by notable contributors, including J. I. Packer, John Piper, Daniel B. Wallace, and Vern Poythress.
Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in their understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.
Published February 2012
About the Contributors
Vern Poythress is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary.
David Alan Black is Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. An avid horseman, he and his wife live on a 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia and are self-supporting missionaries to Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and Ethiopia.
John D. Currid (PhD, Oriental Institute) is associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served on several archaeological excavations and is author of Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament.
Kent Hughes was in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He earned his BA from Whittier College (History), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. He continues to be involved in training pastors biblical exposition and preaching.
David Chapman is Associate Professor of New Testament and Archaeology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri.
C. E. Hill is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is author of Regnum Caelorum, Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity.
John Piper, the preaching pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of numerous books and a senior writer for World magazine. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College, St. Paul, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) is a member of the board of governors and Professor of Theology at Regent College.
Daniel B. Wallace (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of New Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a noted textual critic, serving as head of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, and is author of Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, Basics of New Testament Syntax, and A Workbook for New Testament Syntax.
Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of more than one hundred published articles and essays, and he has written, edited or contributed to more than twenty-five books. His books include The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation, The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing, Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, The Discerning Reader: Christian Perspectives on Literature and Theory, and A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible.
About the Editors
Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Cambridge (PhD). He is the author of more than a dozen books including the bestselling Systematic Theology.
C. John Collins is an MIT graduate, a professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and one of this generation's most skilled Bible exegetes.
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean of Scripture and Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The author of numerous books, he is the preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Diane Elaine, have four children.
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