Bibliology for Beginners: What Does the Bible Say about the Bible? by Mark Ward
I’ve just released a very short book on bibliology that is not intended to break new ground but rather to help beginners step firmly onto biblical ground. I wrote it at the request of a local church—nycgrace.org, pastored by my respected friend Tim Richmond—which has diligently produced a series of discipleship books for its urban, multi-ethnic congregation.
In the book I talk about revelation (general, special, and personal—following John Frame); I talk about the inspiration, authority, and inerrancy of Scripture; I briefly discuss canon (following Michael Kruger closely), and textual transmission. I then camp out a little longer on Bible translation, because I think this is where Christians most often fall into fear and confusion. I argue that the Bible calls for Bible translation, that Bible translation into languages normal people understand is not something to take for granted, that there is no such thing as a perfect or even a “best” translation, and that because there are any number of useful translations in a given language Christians would do well to read several.
Basic bibliology stuff, written briefly and humbly for beginners.
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