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Scripture and Truth (Carson)

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From a biblical, historical, or theological perspective each essay examines a challenge to belief in the integrity and reliability of Scripture. What emerges from these essays is a full-orbed restatement of this evangelical doctrine.



Preface to the New Edition


 Part 1 Biblical Essays

 1 Scripture’s Self-Attestation and the Problem of Formulating a Doctrine of Scripture

Wayne A. Grudem

 2 Unity and Diversity in the New Testament: The Possibility of Systematic Theology

D. A. Carson

 3 On the Form, Function, and Authority of the New Testament Letters

Richard N. Longenecker

 4 Redaction Criticism: On the Legitimacy and Illegitimacy of a Literary Tool

 D. A. Carson

 5 The New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Text Form and Authority

Moisés Silva

 Part 2 Historical Essays

 6 The Truth of Scripture and the Problem of Historical Relativity

Philip Edgcumbe Hughes

 7 The Church Fathers and the Holy Scripture

Geoffrey W. Bromiley

 8 Biblical Authority in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: A Question of Transition

W. Robert Godfrey

 9 The Princetonians and Biblical Authority: An Assessment of the Ernest Sandeen Proposal

John D. Woodbridge and Randall H. Balmer

 Part 3 Theological Essays

 10 The Biblical Concept of Truth

Roger Nicole

 11 Faith, Evidence, and the Scriptures

Paul Helm

 12 Infallible Scripture and the Role of Hermeneutics

J. I. Packer


Index of Persons

Index of Subjects

Index of Scripture



D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O Lord? He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

John D. Woodbridge is research professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has taught at Trinity since 1970. He has also served as a senior editor of Christianity Today.