Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Trustworthiness of the Bible?

Does anyone know of a rather recent, brief essay on the trustworthiness of the Bible written for a popular audience?

8 comments:

Alex Dalton said...

Several good candidates here:

http://www.lastseminary.com/nt-historical-reliability/

Peter Head has a good pamphlet on this too. You might email him. I'm sure he has it in electronic format.

Joel Willitts said...

Thanks for this. I would say that most of these articles are not written for a lay audience however. I'll touch base with Pete on his pamphlet.

corey sosebee said...

This one doesn't seem to inaccessible:

http://reformedperspectives.org/files/reformedperspectives/theology/TH.Frame.inerrancy.html

CJW said...

It's at a pretty popular level but may not hit the topic directly enough: Keller's chapter on the Bible in 'The reason for God' is more refreshing than simply a barrage of facts.

Chris said...

What about this? http://www.matthiasmedia.com.au/outreach/evangelistic-resources/can-we-trust-the-gospels

It doesn't tackle the trustworthiness of the whole Bible (just the NT) and it's not free -- but it's great stuff and definitely popular level.

John said...

You might find this one of interest.

It is based on the most comprehensive 50 year long research project into Christianity that has ever been done.

www.beezone.com/up/forgottenesotericismjesus.html

Sam Freney said...

Not what I'd call an essay, but infographics are pretty popular-level, right?

Original source is the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES).

Ben said...

N.T. Wright's "How Can the Bible Be Authoritative" is helpful and distills some more complex concepts in an accessible way. I think it is available online.

Also, there are several brief articles in the back of the ESV Study Bible that might be of use relating to canon, manuscript evidence, archaeology, and interpretation.