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Title:"A new teaching-with authority!": Evangelical traditioning and the challenges to the doctrine of inerrancy
Author(s):Raybeck, Nathan Daniel
Director of Research:Dhillon, Pradeep
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Dhillon, Pradeep
Doctoral Committee Member(s):McKim, Robert; Layton, Richard A.; Pitard, Wayne
Department / Program:Educational Policy,Organization & Leadership
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Biblical Inerrancy
Peter Enns Controversy
Evangelical Theology
Abstract:This study examines the doctrine of biblical inerrancy as an expression of evangelical traditioning and Bibliology. It raises the question of whether or not inerrancy can serve as a pedagogically responsible foundation for evangelical traditioning and Bibliology by asking two questions. Firstly, is inerrancy a barrier to theological growth? And secondly, is inerrancy intellectually honest? In answering these aforementioned questions, the dissertation examines the so-called Peter Enns controversy at Westminster Theological Seminary, contrasting an Ennsian approach as outlined in his Inspiration and Incarnation with an inerrantist approach as articulated in the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. The study argues that the doctrine of inerrancy is an improper foundation for both evangelical traditioning and Bibliology because the doctrine both quells an individual’s potential for theological growth and is intellectually dishonest when confronted with the challenges presented by modern biblical scholarship.
Issue Date:2016-07-01
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Nathan Daniel Raybeck
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-11-10
Date Deposited:2016-08

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