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The Clarity of Scripture

History, Theology & Contemporary Literary Studies

by James Patrick Callahan

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Published by InterVarsity Press .
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  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Christianity - Theology - General,
  • Religion,
  • Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General,
  • Bible - Hermeneutics,
  • Biblical Studies - Exegesis & Hermeneutics,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Bible,
  • Hermeneutics

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8184817M
    ISBN 100830815848
    ISBN 109780830815845

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The clarity of Scripture is also known as perspicuity. This means that the basic message of Scripture has been clearly revealed so that everyone can understand it. The Bible is a book to be understood by the masses—it does not contain secret or hidden messages from God.

Clarity is a year-long experience helping us to see Jesus clearly, December 1, – Novem We hope to seek Christ individually and collectively, having a unified vision of what it means to know and follow Jesus.

How would The Clarity of Scripture book church look different if everyone was on the same journey, with the same mission, reading the same. the term is not very perspicuous anymore. The perspicuity of Scripture means simply “the Bible is a plain book.”1 But the study of the perspicuity, or clarity, of Scripture is complicated by at least three matters.

In the first place, almost all of the doc trines of the theolo gical en cyclop ediaCited by: 2. The clarity of Scripture applies only to the message of the gospel — not everything taught in Scripture.

There are, indeed, some things that are “hard to understand” (2 Peter –16). Yet nothing essential to salvation is so obscure that it cannot be found simply by reading the text The Clarity of Scripture book one’s own. Ironically, in his most recent book, The Secret Message of Jesus, McLaren asserts that there are certain areas of doctrine on which he The Clarity of Scripture book speak clearly.

He writes, He writes, In one of my previous books, I said that clarity is sometimes overrated and that intrigue is correspondingly undervalued. The Clarity of Scripture: History, Theology & Contemporary Literary Studies [Callahan, James Patrick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Clarity of Scripture: History, Theology & Cited by: 1. The Old Testament and New Testament frequently affirm that Scripture is written The Clarity of Scripture book such a way that its teachings are able to be understood by ordinary believers. A) The Bible frequently affirms its own clarity. () 1) In the OT, the people were expected to be able to understand the words of Size: 14KB.

The doctrine of the clarity of Scripture (often called the perspicuity of Scripture) is a Protestant Christian position teaching that " those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed, for salvation, are so clearly propounded and The Clarity of Scripture book in some place of Scripture or other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary means, may attain unto a.

The Clarity of Scripture book The clarity of Scripture does not deny that some passages of Scripture are difficult to understand (2 Peter –16). It does mean that anyone who studies the Word of God can discern the basic message of salvation and what it means to please the Lord.

Isaiah - The mind that acts rashly will possess The Clarity of Scripture book and the tongue that stutters will speak with ease and clarity. Thank you, Mark Ward, for writing on this important subject. I have placed an outline of some central Bible texts on the subject of the clarity or perspicuity of Scripture in the Topic Number Index of my book, The Treasury of Scripture.

The translation must not seek to bring clarity to what is difficult in the original text. The interpretation must stay separate from the translation. Based on this information I would like to propose the following as guidelines governing the use of Scripture in Christian books.

Use a default translation that is essentially literal. Chapter 5 The Sharp Double-Edged Sword: Restating the Clarity of Scripture Today. Summary Chapter One Oh Sweet Obscurity: The Absurdity of Claiming Clarity Today.

The view that the Bible is the Word of God is a hallmark of evangelical Christianity. The doctrine of. The doctrine of the clarity (or perspicuity) of Scripture (that the central message of the Bible is clear and understandable, and that the Bible itself can be properly interpreted in a normal, literal sense) has been a cornerstone of evangelical belief ever since the Reformation.

What does the seeming lack of clarity in the book of James say about God. The clarity or perspicuity of Scripture—which is a doctrine that I think we should hold to—doesn't mean there are no perplexing things. As Peter says of Paul, he has written things. Use this book in your personal time with Jesus, and bring it with you to weekly worship services.

Take notes in the book. Refer to this book and your notes during community group. Walk through Clarity in a discipleship or mentor relationship.

Process what you learn. In recent times, the clarity of Scripture has come to be questioned. Pastor Kevin DeYoung interacts with the modern objections to the classic doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture, arguing from. Clarity of Scripture tells us that in the written text there is clear for those reading it Ordinary and common readers of the Bible, who approach their readings with faith will understand the central and fundamental message of the word Clarity of Scripture is a way to promote and encourage the reading of the Bible, because one inherently.

The principle is typically related to “the clarity of Scripture” (or “perspicuity of Scripture”) and can be summarized in the words of one Reformed confession: “when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture it must be searched and.

A Clear and Present Word is the 21st volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series which now extends to 45 volumes.

This volume is dedicated to the doctrine of perspicuity (or the Bibles clarity)/5. However, as this book endeavors to show, even if the accuracy of the words is granted, their power can just as easily be neutralized though obfuscation as through denial.

Thompson (Principle of Moore Theological Seminary, Australia. Evangelical Anglican) labors to unfold the importance of Scripture’s clarity as well as to defend it. "Is the Bible Good for Women?" is a unique book that addresses the varied manner in which the Bible discusses matters relating to women (prescriptively and descriptively).

words."lo The clarity of Scripture is relative in regard to words and statements; some are more clear than others. But in regard to the subject matter and propositions of Scripture, that clarity is absolute. Scripture, for Luther, is God's revelation.

By its very nature revelation is. Many people perceive the Bible as old-fashioned, confusing, or even bigoted — but the truth is: the Bible contains a message of hope and love that can be explained in a.

Can we really know what the Bible means. In recent times, the clarity of Scripture has come to be questioned. Pastor Kevin DeYoung interacts with the modern objections to the classic doctrine of the perspicuity of Scripture, arguing from both the Old and New Testaments that God considers His word to be understandable.

With keen insight, Kevin draws out the implications of the debate, noting. Bible Verses About Clarity "Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years." Revelation ESV.

The final chapter is Mr. Thompsons attempt to tie everything he has stated together to both restate the clarity of Scripture and give it an understandable definition.

The title of the book is the hint you need to forecast what he concludes. This book succeeds in fulfilling the aims of this series.5/5(1). The first part of Luther’s book concerns the clarity of Scripture, a basis for our living faith and firm confession.

A highly freeing and important message in a time where scriptural clarity is. The clarity of Scripture tells me that its doctrines can be taught in a way that ordinary people are able to understand. In addition to that, the clarity of Scripture was the foundation for my book Systematic.

Getting clarity on the big ideas of Scripture, especially as we look at the Bible cover to cover, is a deeply satisfying and faith-building exercise. But we will often feel like getting answers to one question raises all kinds of other questions.

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16 Knowing Scripture “that’s all right. i understand. it’s really a difficult book, and unless you’ve had seminary training, maybe you shouldn’t try to tackle it.” or perhaps they want to hear, “i know, it’s too heavy, too deep, too profound.

i commend you for your tireless efforts, your strenuousFile Size: KB. The Clarity of Scripture 2 Peter1. I was watching a documentary on the English language, and they video transported us to a rural village in part of .