Kent Sparks on “The Problem of Sacred Scripture”

I am continuing my short series on some thoughts generated by Kent Sparks’s recent book Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. (You can see the first three posts here, here, and here.) In this book, Sparks lays out what the Bible is doing and how to read it well. He writes in [Read More...]

The Bible is “Broken and Fragile.” Deal with it.

Three months ago, Eerdmans released Kent Sparks’s latest book, Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture. Many will remember the controversy generated by his 2008 publication, God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship. In the latter, Sparks took to task many of his fellow Evangelical biblical scholars [Read More...]


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