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Introduction

Timothy Ward

in Word and Supplement

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199244386
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191697364 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244386.003.0001
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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to perform a critical retrieval of the classical doctrine of Scripture in general, and the sufficiency of Scripture in particular. It is a critical retrieval in that the doctrine will be reconstructed in a wide contemporary theological and academic context. The book will keep up a sustained dialogue with contemporary hermeneutical and literary theory, and a specific tool for the reconstruction of the doctrine will be identified from recent work in the philosophy of language. The chapter provides an initial outline of the reasons for turning to such contemporary theory in order to reconstruct an old doctrine of Scripture. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Scripture; Christian theology; Christian doctrine

Chapter.  7037 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies ; Christian Theology

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