From Inscrutability to Concursus
Benjamin B. Warfield, one of the Reformed world’s most celebrated theologians, was a theological diagnostician who demonstrated a remarkable ability to grasp the origin and direction of theological trends. The challenge in Warfield’s day was to explain how God communicated. Pursuing the answer to that question led him on the theological journey that is chronicled in this book. Our day is like Warfield’s: the need of the hour is not to explain revelation’s source but God’s mode of communicating, if we are to maintain that Scripture is indeed God’s Word.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Warfield and Inspiration in Historical Perspective
1. The Mode of Biblical Inspiration
2. Warfield and Inspiration from 1880 to 1893
3. Warfield and Inspiration from 1894 to 1898
4. Warfield and Inspiration from 1899 to 1915
Part 2: Warfield and Inspiration in Theological Perspective
5. Warfield’s Theology of the Mode of Inspiration
6. Warfield and the Way Forward in Present Discussions
7. Summary, Conclusion, and Extending the Argument
Jeffrey A. Stivason (M.Div., Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is the pastor of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and a contributor to the forthcoming Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans).