Monday, September 11, 2006

Pinnock's Journey

Clark Pinnock's name has been mentioned in the context of the discussion of inerrancy. Ironically, in an early book written in 1971, entitled Biblical Revelation, Pinnock not only defended inerrancy, but also explicitly drew out a number of hermeneutical implications for inerrancy. For example, if a work appears historic then it must be historic; the appearnce of historic status in a nonhistoric work would be a deceitful literary form that would be unworthy of inspired Scripture. It is ironic that the understanding of inerrancy that was used to try to get him out of the Evangelical Theololgical Society is precisely the one that he himself developed in his earlier book.

2 comments:

John W. Loftus said...

There was a guy who did a redactionary commentary on Matthew, Robert Gundry I believe, who was kicked out of the ETS over inerrancy.

sola fide said...

Good, they should kick Pinnock out too...