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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 242
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
Law develops his theory of inspiration starting with texts as varied as Virgil's Aeneid and Shakespeare's plays before focusing on the Bible. Following Karl Jaspers, Law views all human knowledge as having limits beyond which there exists the Transcendent. He believes that 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 supreme of which is Christ.
""Inspiration "...is a reader-friendly textbook on the doctrine of biblical inspiration and authority. Law lays out his subject matter in a well-ordered, systematic treatment which commends its use as an upper-level college or seminary text....Law effectively resuscitates the notion of 'authority' from the deadly effects of authoritarian and legalistic associations. Equally worthwhile are the incisive critiques of word-based theories of inspiration, particularly the devastating critique of rigid theories of inerrancy. "Inspiration "should not be the only book to inform one's view of Scripture, yet clearly it deserves a prominent place in the library of such works."- Ben Leslie, "Journal of Nabpr "