Poythress on Inerrancy and Worldview
Wayne Grudem writes, “I can think of no one in the world better qualified to write a defense of biblical inerrancy than my lifelong friend Vern Poythress. This book is no ordinary defense of inerrancy that merely focuses on proposed solutions to several difficult verses (though it does examine some of them). Rather, it is a wide-ranging analysis that exposes the faulty intellectual assumptions that underlie challenges to the Bible from every major academic discipline in the modern university world. I think every Christian student at every secular university should read and absorb the arguments in this book. It is profoundly wise, insightful, and clearly written, and it will surely strengthen every reader’s confidence in the trustworthiness of the Bible as the very words of God.”
They are referring to Poythress’s new book, Inerrancy and Worldview: Answering Modern Challenges to the Bible (Crossway, 2012). WTS is selling the book for 50% off.
The book is divided into several areas of challenge to our belief in the total truth of Scripture, including challenges from history, language, sociology and anthropology, psychology, biblical “problems,” and corrupt spirituality.
You can get a feel for the book from its sample material. Online for free are the preface and introduction, along with the first four chapters:
Part 1: Two Common Religious Difficulties
(1) How Can Only One Religion Be Right?
(2) Are Moral Rules a Straitjacket?
Part 2: Challenges from Science and Materialism
(3) Worldviews and Materialism
(4) Modern Science