The Bible claims to be the “inspired” word of God. The Greek word translated “inspired” is literally “God- Breathed”. This issue of the Areopagus Journal presents the foundational teaching on the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and foundational claims of the Bible and Christian faith.
There are numerous attacks on the infallibility and authority of the Bible which are addressed in other journal issues, but the starting place is the foundational proofs of the ultimate authority of the Bible. The five articles make the case for the infallible authority of the Bible and include guidelines for dealing with the few Bible difficulties sometimes encountered.
Veritas: The Breath of God by Craig Branch
“This Is What It All Comes Down To”: The Doctrine of Scripture by David E. Prince
Jesus and the Inspiration of Scripture by Gary R. Habermas
For the Bible Tells Me So: The Rationality of Inerrancy by Douglas Blount
Ten Guidelines for Dealing with Bible Difficulties by Steven B. Cowan
Atheist Michael Martin Strikes Out!by Steven B. Cowan
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Touchstone Books, 1996; 191 pages
Cults, New Religious Movements, and Your Family by Richard Abanes. Crossway, 1998; 317 pages.
Islam: It’s Prophet, Peoples, Politics, and Power by George W. Braswell, Jr. Broadman and Holman, 1996; 331 pages
What You Need to Know About Islam and Muslims by George W. Braswell, Jr. Broadman and Holman, 2000; 188 pages
Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross by Norman L. Geisler and Abdul Saleeb. Baker Books, 1993; 336 pages.
Short Book Notes
Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism by Douglas Groothius. InterVarsity, 2000; 303 pages
Why Bother with Truth? Arriving at Knowledge in a Skeptical Society by James Beilby and David K. Clark. RZIM, 2000; 61 pages
Can I Trust the Bible? Defending the Bible’s Reliability by Darrell L. Bock. RZIM, 2001; 61 pages.