Monday, May 10, 2004

John Barton reviews K. A. Kitchen

Also in this week's Church Times:

K. A. Kitchen, On the Reliability of the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003)
Review by John Barton
He is, in general, sceptical of all readings of the Bible based on an analysis of its literary character, seeing it instead as a huge repository of facts. I am sure he is right to think that the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of historical scepticism. But the solution cannot be to go back before critical intelligence was applied to scripture.

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