Inspiration and Incarnation has ratings and 96 reviews. Adam said: To my great surprise, I found myself liking this book very much. Peter Enns was th. John Frame has just posted on his web page a word review of Peter Enns’s Inspiration and Incarnation. I always enjoy reading Frame’s. This study from Peter Enns is an important reconsideration of evangelical perspectives on scriptural authority, particularly in light of recent Old Testament.
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He certainly does not identify them and so does nothing to clear up sources of possible confusion. Hence, he was able to predict the Cross of Christ before the foundations of the world Rev. We also concur that Genesis does not borrow from Babylonian origin stories because the similarities are only conceptual, not textual The difficulty perhaps is that your initial comfort with this idea is dispelled somewhat because Enns, unlike Warfield, does not adequately develop ahd aspect of Scripture as truly Divine as well as truly nispiration, and to that extent his incarnational model breaks down.
The scholarship data he presents, along with the many enjs insights and puzzles he raises, may serve as a proper introduction to a beginner student of Scripture. Enns, faithful to good Christology, suggests an incarnational parallel between the Person of Christ and the “bible.
Also, it aids us in seeing a multidimensional gospel And what we find is that some passages we consider inspired may draw upon ancient near east traditions, passages in different books reflect diverse perspectives, sometimes upon the same matters, and the New Testament writers often interpret the Old Testament in ways that look suspiciously like eisegesis reading into the text rather than sound exegesis reading out of the text.
However, he seems to be in serious error in his understanding that these elements involve factually and historically incorrect materials Is the Eiffel Tower unique?
Open Preview See a Problem? In the end, the book comes out as useful for a reason other than his intent. It’ll be best to assess the book by considering a set of answers from Enns to three questions: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Enns proposes that one way we can resolve all these issues is by viewing the scriptures as “incarnational. Getting Our Bearings 2. This is surely what it means for God to reveal himself to people–he accommodates, condescends, meets them where they are.
He then raises three questions about the Bible, and particularly the OT. He never explicitly got to the point of saying there were contradictions, but he got as close as he possibly could without doing so. Not from Christ’s and the apostles’ teaching regarding the nature of Scripture, but from ‘problems’, the difficulties identified by his own specialism, Old Testament scholarship.
Despite the fact that Enns claims his view does not lend support to the Openness View of God, which claims that God has no infallible foreknowledge of human free actsthe evidence is to the contrary since all the following affirmed by Enns clearly supports the Openness View of God: There’s some good stuff and some helpful looks at Incarnatipn documents and NT use of the OT, but there are plenty of books that do those things better and with more faithfulness to Scripture.
If the reader is familiar with John Frame’s works, then Enns’ interpretation of Proverbs and Torah in a situational perspective will sound old-hat. And a inspirxtion in epistemology, his commitment to the idea of a universal cultural I was told sometime back that this book could be earth-shattering.
It is supported only by its readers and gracious Christians like you. I probably will never read this book, but I wanted to leave this review by William Evans here.
Inerrancy or infallible can never be fully understood However, as an unfortunate result, he tends to reach watered-down conclusions, as seen in these select statements: It is encouraging to see an evangelical engage with reality rather than hide from it. Any one interested in the topic will ihspiration be disappointed.
As though it appeared in a literary vacuum. Some heretics said Christ only appeared human but was really just Incarnahion floating around, and some said he was just man and not really God.
One also gets the impression that he is caricaturizing a bit his opponents, due to a rant-like style of writing that shows up now and then in the book. One does not have to agree with all his conclusions to understand inspigation this book has helped and will continue to help many people to embrace Scripture as God’s Word to us.
The OT isn’t perfectly harmonized and often later parts of the OT will interpret and comment on earlier parts in ways that create tension? Inspiration and Incarnation by Peter Enns. Is it reasonable to take God’s word and believe that He has spoken the truth, even though I cannot full comprehend what he has said?
Enns’s “incarnational” framework is a creative way to resolve some of the tension inherent in the first two issues.
If you know me, you know that I love books which do this.