This publication aims to present theology at its most accessible, relevant to the discussion of the issues concerning Biblical authority. Its aim is to work out an account of inspiration that focuses on the impact of the Biblical text upon the reader. While the author himself draws strongly on the writings of the philosopher Karl Jaspers and the theologians Austen Farrer and John Macquarrie, he gives a clear and fair account of more conservative positions. Analysis of word-centred theories and non-verbal theories of inspiration are offered.
David R. Law is Senior Lecturer in the History of Christian Doctrine at the University of Manchester