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 Issues | The Bible | Introduction

Introduction to the Bible

The Bible is the collection of Christian Scriptures.

The Bible can be viewed from an historical or sociological perspective because of the place it has played in the formation of Christianity and Chrisitan history. However, this does not explain the significance of the Bible.

The significance of the Bible for Christians is fundamentally a theological assertion, that the Bible is the Word of God written - 'All Scripture is God-breathed' - 2 Timothy 3.16)
This also has a significance for the spirituality of Christians- 'Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path' (Psalm 119 verse 105).

What is the Bible?

What's in the Bible?

  • Canon of Scripture
  • The Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures
  • The New Testament (Greek) Scriptures
  • Issues of translation
  • Issues of interpretation

Making use of the Bible - devotional

See Also

The Apocrypha

 

General Articles on the Bible

Biblical Authority and the Concept of Inerrancy. Churchman article by Leon Morris.

The Authority of the Bible Today. Churchman article by Leon Morris.

The Bible as Revelation - The Spiritual Issue. Churchman article by Alan Stibbs.

The Holy Spirit and Holy Scripture. Churchman article by Alec Motyer.

Read Aloud for Power, Read Together for Doctrine: The English Reformed Theology of the Bible. Churchman article by Matthew Williams.

The Authorised Version of the Bible. Cross†Way article (2011) by Roger Beckwith.

The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture : J. D. G. Dunn versus B. B. Warfield (Part 1). Churchman article (1983) by Roger Nicole.

The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture : J. D. G. Dunn versus B. B. Warfield (Part 2). Churchman article (1984) by Roger Nicole.

The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture : J. D. G. Dunn versus B. B. Warfield (Part 3). Churchman article (1984) by Roger Nicole.

Getting to Grips with the Bible. Cross†Way article by George Curry explaining what the Bible is, how it speaks to us and how we are to interpret it.

The Bible and the Pulpit. Churchman article by Alan Stibbs.

The Bible and the Church. Churchman article by Wallace Benn.

John Wycliffe and the English Bible. Churchman article by F.F. Bruce.

John Wycliffe’s Work and Worth. Churchman article by R. M. Wilson.

William Tyndale & His New Testament. Churchman article by Gervase E. Duffield.

The Open Bible in England. Churchman article by F. F. Bruce.

Our English Bible. Churchman article by Harold Smith.

The Authority and Interpretation of Scripture. Cross†Way article by Alec Motyer.

Paralyzed Speakers & Hearers - The need for expository & relevant preaching today. Cross†Way article by John Stott.

Knowing God. Cross†Way article by Alan Hogarth outlining how God has revealed himself to us, through his Word and through Jesus.

'The Oracles of God': Andrew Fuller and the Scriptures. Churchman article by Michael Haykin.

Bible Availability - General Synod (February 2008) briefing paper by Tim Cox.

"The Word of God : Its Divine Inspiration, Infallibiiity, And All-sufficiency for Salvation. Church Association Tract 401 (from 1909) by James Maden Holt.

The attitude of the Protestant Reformers to the divine inspiration of the Bible is charted by Philip Edgcumbe Hughes in his Churchman article.

The English Reformers' Teaching on Scripture. Churchman article by Ernest Strickland.

The Priority of Preaching. John Cheeseman explains why the preaching of the bible is still important today. (Churchman article)

The Priority of Preaching. Churchman article by James Atkinson.

Preaching the Word. Churchman article from 1881 by Canon C. Clayton.

The relevance of the Old Testament Commandments for people today. The Old not Contrary to the New (Cross†Way article 2004)

The Bible has all the Authority of God, its author (Cross†Way article 1999)

The Dogmatic Teaching of Bible Truths. C19th Church Association Tract by E. Garbett.

Being gods or being God's - Introductory article in Cross†Way 1999 on the assault on authority in the Church today

Are We Shortchanging  Our People?
David Wheaton discusses the importance of bible reading in church services. (Cross†Way article 2004)

The Authority of Apostles. Churchman article by Mike Ovey.

How Moses Compiled Genesis - A Suggestion. Churchman article by J. Stafford Wright.

Three in One or One in Three: A Dipstick into the Isaianic Literature. Churchman article (1994) by Alec Motyer.

Theological Method & Authority. Nigel Atkinson discusses the roles Scripture and Tradition should have in the authority of the Church. (Cross†Way article 1999)


The Place of Private Judgement. Churchman article by David Samuel.

The Bible and the Church. Church Association Tract 234 by Ven. Archdeacon Taylor.

Should we obey the Old Testament Law? Cross†Way article by David Phillips.

John Rogers and the Bible. Cross†Way article by T. B. Fowler.

Irenaeus on the Authority of Scripture, the 'Rule of Truth' and Episcopacy - Part 1. Churchman article by James Paice

Irenaeus on the Authority of Scripture, the 'Rule of Truth' and Episcopacy

- Part 2. Churchman article by James Paice

The Place of the Imprecatory Psalms in the Canon of Scripture. Churchman article by John Shepherd.

The Place of the Imprecatory Psalms in the Canon of Scripture - Part 2

Churchman article by John Shepherd.

New Revised Standard Version OUP 1995 - Part 1, An Appraisal.
Churchman article by John Dobson.

New Revised Standard Version OUP 1995 - Part 2.

Churchman article by John Dobson.

 

 

 

 

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