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The Bible

DAVID J. BARTHOLOMEW

in Uncertain Belief

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198270140
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683923 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270140.003.0007
The Bible

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If there is a God who acts in the world, and if these acts can be seen by humans, then one would expect the divine voice to somehow be heard through human articulations and writings. These writings, some say, contain the divine truth. This chapter addresses whether a scientific approach to the text of the Bible can prove that it can be a means of attaining divine revelation. It looks at how modern methods of biblical criticism can take a scientific viewpoint, and whether conclusions made can be accepted as though they have undergone scientific processes. Important points include viewing the Bible as having substantial stylometrical literature, and looking into the historical compliance with the events in the Bible.

Keywords: history; divine truth; scientific approach; biblical criticism; Bible; stylometrics

Chapter.  11602 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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