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Wednesday Giveaway — "5 Views on Biblical Inerrancy," Contributions by Mohler, Enns, Bird, Vanhoozer, and Franke

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9780310331360 (1)Updated 11/15/13: Congratulations to Michael Metts, who says "I have been indebted to Carl F. H. Henry for my understanding of inerrancy." Thanks for all else who participated!

Before I went to seminary and dived deep into hermeneutics I had rather naive assumptions about the biblical text. The popular slogan “The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it” could have summarized my understanding of the text. While I appreciate what that slogan says about the authority of Scripture—or, as NT Wright suggests, "the authority of the Triune God acting through Scripture—I've since learned it's more complicated than that, particularly the topic of inerrancy.

No doubt, inerrancy of the Bible has been a long-running, often contentious topic among evangelicals, especially as of late. Which is why I'm excited that a new book that addresses it through five contemporary perspectives. Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy represents a timely contribution by showcasing the spectrum of evangelical positions on inerrancy, facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge.

Contributors include Al Mohler, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, Peter Enns, and John Franke. Each essay considers:

  • the present context and the viability and relevance for the contemporary evangelical Christian witness;
  • whether and to what extent Scripture teaches its own inerrancy;
  • the position’s assumed/implied understandings of the nature of Scripture, God, and truth; and
  • three difficult biblical texts, one that concerns intra-canonical contradictions, one that raises questions of theological plurality, and one that concerns historicity.

All five contributors will appear in a session and panel discussion at ETS. Bible Gateway Blog will live-blog the event, so you’ll be able to follow the discussion in real-time. Add Bible Gateway Blog to your bookmarks and visit on November 19, 2013.


Featuring Al Mohler, Kevin Vanhoozer, Michael Bird, Peter Enns, and John Franke, moderator Stephen M. Garrett, and James R. A. Merrick.

Tues. Nov. 19

8:30 AM–11:40 AM

Facilitating understanding of these perspectives, particularly where and why they diverge, the contributors to Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy encourage sensitivity as the basis for future evangelical considerations on this topic. And we are giving you the chance to win a copy of this book for your own consideration.

Enter the giveaway for a chance to win:

Comment below with your answer to one of these questions:

How have you come to understand biblical inerrancy for yourself? Or how do you hope these contributors illuminate the topic of biblical inerrancy for you?

Get a bonus entry if you comment a second time, telling us you've shared a link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.


*If you are reading this via Facebook, email, or RSS, please visit the blog to enter. One winner will be determined by Random Integer Generator and announced on this post Friday morning. Giveaway ends Thursday at 11:59 pm EDT. Due to international shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to contestants who reside in the US.* 

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