The Formation of Christian Doctrine

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B&H Publishing Group, 2007 - Religion - 218 pages
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The Formation of Christian Doctrine is a high-level academic study of the
history of Christian doctrinal development. The book distinguishes at length
between the scholarly term "inventio" (making explicit what is implicit in the
biblical revelation) and the idea of "invention" (presenting a novelty as Christian
teaching that conflicts with the biblical revelation).

Specifically, The Formation of Christian Doctrine identifies biblical inerrancy as
an inventio but sees the "priesthood of believers" concept as a license to believe
"whatever teaching seems right to me."

Sure to be of interest in academic circles, even to those who might disagree with
the author, this book will appeal to three major groups: Evangelicals in relation
to the twentieth-century development of a detailed doctrine of biblical inerrancy,
Baptists in light of both biblical inerrancy and the seventeenth-century development
of believer's baptism, and Roman Catholics because of their respect for
tradition and interest in such a challenging conservative Protestant perspective as
is found here.

 

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A Free church theory about doctrinal development

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The word Doctrine refers to an intellectual position on some subject that is accepted and taught by some teacher. A Christian Doctrine, an intellectual position on some subject that is accepted and ... Read full review

Contents

first chapter
1
name index
205
subject index
211

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About the author (2007)

Malcolm B. Yarnell III is associate professor of Systematic Theology,
assistant dean for the Theological Studies division, and director of the Center
for Theological Research at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Fort Worth, Texas. He is a prolific contributor to academic scholarship in
the areas of Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Baptist Studies, and
Political Theology. Yarnell and his wife have four children.

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