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University of South Africa

1. Railey, James Howard. Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology .

Degree: 2000, University of South Africa

One of the distinguishing marks of American Evangelicalism is a commitment to the Bible as the only authority for faith and practice. A question often debated is whether the Bible should be viewed as inerrant, and if so, how the concept of inerrancy should be understood. This study suggests that the concept of inerrancy should be maintained, but that the concept must be understood in accordance with the way in which the biblical materials present the concepts of truth and its opposite. The value of the doctrine of inerrancy must be found in a better understanding not only of the didactic portions but also of the phenomena ofthe biblical materials. The first chapter of this study looks at nature American Evangelicalism and considers the historical development of the doctrine of the inerrancy of the Bible. The next three chapters consider in turn each of three divisions within American Evangelicalism about the understanding and usage of the doctrine of inerrancy: Complete Inerrancy, Conditional Inerrancy, and Limited Inerrancy. Complete Inerrancy is the most rigid of the three, maintaining that in the original writings of the Bible there were no errors, neither in spiritual nor in secular matters. Conditional Inerrancy conditions the understanding of inerrancy by the intent and purpose for the Bible as understood from the phenomena ofthe texts. The focus is shifted from the autographs of the Scripture to the texts which the contemporary person has to read and study. Limited Inerrancy limits the usage both of the term and of the concept inerrant in relation to the Bible, preferring the descriptor infallible, arguing that neither in the original writings nor in the present texts of the Bible is inerrancy to be found. There are errors in the texts, but they do not take away from the ability of the Bible to accomplish its divine purpose ofbringing people into contact with the Redeemer God. The last chapter draws from the analysis of the arguments within American Evangelicalism material needed to construct a redefined concept of inerrancy which maintains its importance. Advisors/Committee Members: Konig, Adrio (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Evangelicalism; Evangelical Theology; Scripture, Doctrine of; Inspiration, Doctrine of; Scripture, Inerrancy of; American theology; Scripture, Authority of; Bible, Doctrine of; Bible, Inerrancy of

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APA (6th Edition):

Railey, J. H. (2000). Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/15851

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Railey, James Howard. “Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology .” 2000. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/15851.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Railey, James Howard. “Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology .” 2000. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Railey JH. Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2000. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/15851.

Council of Science Editors:

Railey JH. Views on the inerrancy of the Bible in American evangelical theology . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2000. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/15851


University of St Andrews

2. Oldfield, Jeffery S. The word became text and dwells among us.

Degree: PhD, 2008, University of St Andrews

In 1978 a group of evangelical philosophers and theologians held a meeting to decide what the definitive statement on the doctrine of inerrancy would be. Drawing on the thought of B.B. Warfield and others this group came up with a statement comprising of a short statement, nineteen articles including both statements of affirmation and denial, as well as, an exposition of these articles. Taken in its entirety, this statement is intended to be the Evangelical statement determining all subsequent information about the doctrine of inerrancy. Leading evangelicals, including Carl F.H. Henry signed this document in order to establish a consensus on what one meant when using the term inerrancy. Almost three decades later this term is still used with a sense of confusion and the doctrine is no less controversial. In fact, it still is responsible for the division of departments in many evangelical institutions of higher education in North America. The following thesis hopes to help loosen this doctrine from its theological ‘stronghold’ and place it in a position where it will be less likely to cause division amongst evangelicals. By examining the thought of both B.B. Warfield, who helped create the doctrine, and Carl F.H. Henry, who played a contemporary role in the formation of the Chicago Statement and who might rightly be considered the evangelical theologian of the twentieth century, this thesis brings to light certain presuppositions of the doctrine of inerrancy that allow it take a position that undergirds other theological doctrines. By identifying the nature of truth and authority as the main tenants of the inerrantist position, the thesis examines these terms in light of the thought of both Warfield and Henry. Their thought is found to be remarkably similar to certain principles and concerns raised by Enlightenment philosophers and it is concluded that the understandings of truth and authority presupposed by the doctrine of inerrancy ultimately are biased by Enlightenment philosophy and so are an inadequate representation of the terms as used in Scripture and tradition. The thesis suggests that an adequate understanding of truth would be primarily Christological in nature and, therefore, a larger category than the one presupposed by the doctrine of inerrancy. Also, an adequate understanding of authority would presuppose the contemporary work of the Holy Spirit, which again makes for a much larger pneumatological category than the one presupposed by the doctrine of inerrancy as it is currently defined. Enlarging these categories in no way necessitates the denial of inerrancy altogether. Rather it removes the doctrine of inerrancy from its theological pedestal and places it amongst other beliefs that might support the truth and authority of Scripture but by no means establish them. The concluding chapter ends with a statement of what this new doctrine of inerrancy might look like.

Subjects/Keywords: Inerrancy; Doctrine of Scripture; BS480.O6; Bible – Evidences; authority; etc; Evangelicalism; Warfield; Benjamin Breckinridge; 1851-1921; Henry; Carl F. H. (Carl Ferdinand Howard); 1913-2003

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APA (6th Edition):

Oldfield, J. S. (2008). The word became text and dwells among us. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of St Andrews. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10023/515

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Oldfield, Jeffery S. “The word became text and dwells among us.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, University of St Andrews. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10023/515.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Oldfield, Jeffery S. “The word became text and dwells among us.” 2008. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Oldfield JS. The word became text and dwells among us. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of St Andrews; 2008. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/515.

Council of Science Editors:

Oldfield JS. The word became text and dwells among us. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of St Andrews; 2008. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10023/515


Utah State University

3. Passantino, Brian C. Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants.

Degree: MA, History, 2020, Utah State University

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a faith that is distinguished by its religious texts. The nickname “Mormon,” that has been applied to adherents of the faith, comes from the name of its most cherished canonical book, the Book of Mormon. Aside from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, Latter-day Saints accept two other books of scriptures – the Pearl of Great Price and the Doctrine and Covenants. These four books constitute the authorized scriptures of the faith, or as they refer to them, “the standard works.” My thesis focuses on the book entitled the Doctrine and Covenants. The Doctrine and Covenants is a book that contains a compilation of revelations and teachings from prophets within the history of the Church, most notably Joseph Smith, its founding prophet. Before Smith died in 1844, he oversaw the collection and dissemination of his most essential and authoritative revelations and teachings as contained within the Doctrine and Covenants. Almost thirty years after his passing, however, Orson Pratt, an apostle of the Church, acting as Church Historian, was asked to amend and augment the revelations and teachings found within the Doctrine and Covenants. After a two-year project, Pratt added an additional twenty-six sections to the Doctrine and Covenants, mostly consisting of other revelations purportedly given to Smith while he was still alive. My thesis seeks to uncover Orson Pratt’s rationale for adding the revelations and teachings that he did to the Doctrine and Covenants. Because little documentation has survived that explains exactly why he decided to add certain revelations and omit others, I have sought to contextualize the additions that he made to the Doctrine and Covenants by studying the historical context in which he made those decisions, namely, the 1870s, and analyze the texts that he added in order to look for clues into his decision-making. Pratt was influenced by a litany of factors and my thesis explores how those influences effected his expansion project of the Doctrine and Covenants. Advisors/Committee Members: Patrick Mason, Rebecca Andersen, Keri Holt, ;.

Subjects/Keywords: Orson Pratt; Doctrine and Covenants; Canon; Scripture; Revelation; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon; Latter-day Saint; LDS; Book of Mormon; Pearl of Great Price; Bible; Brigham Young; Joseph Smith; Standard Works; Utah; Utah Territory; Plural Marriage; Polygamy; Spiritualism; 19th Century Literature; Sacred Literature; Religious Studies; History; Authority; Temples; Priesthood; Economy; Succession; The Community of Christ; The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Liberty Jail; William Clayton; Adam-God; Holy Ghost; Godhead; Civil War; Godbeites; Lyman Sherman; United States History; American Religious History; Sarah Pratt; John C. Bennett; United States Government; Anti-Bigamy; Order of Enoch; the United Order; History; Mormon Studies; Religion

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APA (6th Edition):

Passantino, B. C. (2020). Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants. (Masters Thesis). Utah State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7886

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Passantino, Brian C. “Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants.” 2020. Masters Thesis, Utah State University. Accessed September 22, 2020. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7886.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Passantino, Brian C. “Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants.” 2020. Web. 22 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Passantino BC. Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Utah State University; 2020. [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7886.

Council of Science Editors:

Passantino BC. Orson Pratt and the Expansion of the Doctrine and Covenants. [Masters Thesis]. Utah State University; 2020. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/7886

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