literal interpretation

The Nature of Scriptural Authority: A Protestant Process Perspective

Publication Date: 
April 29, 2002
Author - First Name: 
Ronald L.
Author - Last Name: 
Farmer

Among Protestants, scripture plays a foundational role in both personal piety and congregational life. The centrality of scripture and its proclamation manifests itself even in the architectural arrangement of the chancel and its furnishings in most Protestant churches. Not surprisingly, then, the rise of modern biblical criticism has provoked intense discussion and debate regarding the nature of scriptural authority.

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