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This is classic treatise on the inspiration (and inerrancy, although the authors do not use the term) of the Bible. Hodge and Warfield present the doctrines in a concise and carefully nuanced manner. Hodge and Warfield are staunch conservatives on the doctrine of Scripture, but they are anything but naive in their approach.

Hodge's and Warfield's seminal defense of the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture appeared first as an article in the Princeton Review in 1881. "After almost 100 years this article in its main positions has hardly aged," writes Roger R. Nicole in the introduction. "It is a tribute to these two scholars that in their defense of the doctrine and in their grasp of its implications" they were so incisive "that an evangelical in the latter part of our century may wholeheartedly assent to what they said." Hodge defines inspiration, states the presuppositions of the doctrine, discusses the genesis of Scripture, and gives an extensive and balanced description of inspiration as plenary and verbal. Warfield considers the proof of the doctrine, then explains the presuppositions by which critical objections must be evaluated. He extensively discusses alleged errors in Scripture -- with respect to historical or geographical statements, internal discrepancies, and the application of the Old Testament by New Testament writers. Warfield asserts that no proven error is found and shows how some of the most difficult cases can be resolved. Appendixes (including two short articles by Warfield reprinted for the first time) and indexes have been added to this edition. - Back cover.

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Archibald A. Hodge and Benjamin B. Warfield ; introduction by Roger R. Nicole

Published December 1979 by Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Roger R. Nicole
The genesis of Scripture
Statement of the doctrine
Proof of the doctrine
Legitimate presumptions
Critical objections tried.
Authenticity and integrity of the text
Detailed accuracy of statement
Historical and geographical accuracy
Complete internal harmony
Correct application of the Old Testament
Inspiration of the Scriptures : facing the issue / Benjamin B. Warfield
The truth on inspiration / Benjamin B. Warfield
Warfield on Scripture : a chronological bibliography / Roger R. Nicole
Analyses of Warfield's view of Scripture : a bibliography / Roger R. Nicole
Charles Hodge's view of inerrancy / Roger R. Nicole
The Westminster Confession and inerrancy / Roger R. Nicole
Bibliography of works cited by Warfield

Edition Notes

Reprint, with additional introduction and appendices, of article originally published in The Presbyterian review, v. 2, no. 6 (Apr. 1881)

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xiv, 5-108 p.
22 x x centimeters


  • Introduction
    Roger R. Nicole

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