Friday, July 6, 2012
Book Review: Inerrancy and Worldview by Vern Sheridan Poythress
A Worldview is one's perspective on how they see the world based on their culture. Christian's strive to have a worldview based on the Bible. To many believers they do not see their worldview from the Bible even the difficult parts of the Bible as Dr. Poythress points out in his book, Inerrancy and Worldview. Poythress says the Bible addresses God as personal and relational contrary to what various worldview hold God as.
Poythress looks at how there have challenges to the inerrancy of scripture through different viewpoints of the world. Such as history, culture, sociology, language, and feminism. Poythress seeks to help the reader even understand the "so-called" contradictions that are in the Bible. He deals with each challenge precise and to the point without drawing conclusions that will make the reader feel lost in his words.
I highly recommend this book to any Pastor and Bible teacher so they can be equipped with the challenges that culture has on the inerrancy of scripture. This is also good for some non-Christians to read because Poythress gets to the point and leaves nothing hanging. I am also so thankful that are more books on the inerrancy of scripture. It seems that is one subject that seems to have been pushed aside for the last decade and no good defense has been made for it. I think it was Albert Mohler who said this challenges to the inerrancy of scripture have always been here and will never go away.
Thanks Crossway for letting me review this book.