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Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions

Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and have frequently been addressed. However, some of these challenges are noticeably more common today, and the topic is currently of particular interest among evangelicals. In this volume, highly regarded biblical scholar Craig Blomberg offers an accessible and nuanced argument for the Bible’s reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate. He believes that a careful analysis of the relevant evidence shows we have reason to be more confident in the Bible than ever before. As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, offering a positive, informed, and defensible approach. ~ Publisher’s Description

Table of Contents

    • Introduction
    • 1. Aren’t the Copies of the Bible Hopelessly Corrupt?
    • 2. Wasn’t the Selection of Books for the Canon Just Political?
    • 3. Can We Trust Any of Our Translations of the Bible?
    • 4. Don’t These Issues Rule Out Biblical Inerrancy?
    • 5. Aren’t Several Narrative Genres of the Bible Unhistorical?
    • 6. Don’t All the Miracles Make the Bible Mythical?
    • Conclusion
    • Indexes

Historical Jesus
The Bible

About Craig Blomberg

Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado. His books include Interpreting the Parables, Neither Poverty nor Riches, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel, commentaries on Matthew and 1 Corinthians, Making Sense of the New Testament: 3 Crucial Questions and Preaching the Parables.