Monday, January 06, 2014

Round hole

If orality is a round hole, inerrancy could seem to be a square peg. Common definitions of inerrancy do not fit scenarios understood in light of orality (though some responsible constructive theological accounts come close.) Yet orality was the way God chose, which must mean it was the right way. Evidently we need to adjust our understanding of inerrancy to the evidence we find in Scripture.—The Lost World of Scripture, page 196

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Or discard it...which will never happen, unfortunately.
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