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Inspiration and Incarnation

Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
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How can an evangelical view of Scripture be reconciled with modern biblical scholarship? In this book Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, addresses Old Testament phenomena that challenge traditional evangelical perspectives on Scripture. He then suggests a way forward, proposing an incarnational model of biblical inspiration that takes seriously both the divine and the human aspects of Scripture.

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  • William Parker
  • 12-08-18

Good Material; Painful Narration

It’s not my intent to be offensive, but it was very difficult to persist in listening to the narration of this book. The narrator drones along with what sounds like a significant head cold. Pete Enns’ material, which is thought provoking and brilliantly written, deserves better. He should have narrated it himself. I’d skip the audible version and just read this one if I had a do-over.

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  • Amy
  • 05-01-19

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I recommend this book for anyone who has questions about whether the Bible is always historically accurate, whether it contradicts itself, or any questions of those natures. Pete does a great job of respecting the Bible as the inspired Word of God while explaining historical and human contexts in the way it was written

This book was a little more textbook-y than I anticipated. It systematically goes through sections and stories of the Bible and explains Pete's view of why it isn't contradictory or whatnot. It's a very different view than the Evangelical tradition I grew up with but it made a whole lot of sense to me.

If the paperback version has a good index of the Bible passages, I think owning that version would be a helpful reference tool when questions arise. The book is pretty dense, though written clearly and in layman terms, so a single listen didn't familiarize me with the interpretation approach as thoroughly as I desire. But perhaps that has more to do with my cognitive limits than with the book's limits.

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  • Dan
  • 23-09-19

clear reading by the author

Peter Enns tries to argue that evangelicals have their heads in the sand by not confronting the results of biblical scholarship post development of the historical critical method. he asks good questions about what it means that scripture is inspired and proposes that it has fully divine and fully human origins. Enns is concerned that Evangelical's disregard for modern biblical studies results in a brittle faith that crumbles under the weight of new evidence and is attempting to pursuade them to think differently.

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  • David S
  • 18-09-19

Not Peter Enns Best Work

Peter Enns is a marvelous writer but this is not his best work. It is too dry and obtuse. It lacks the humor and self-deprecating wit of “How to Read the Bible” or “The Sin of Certainty”