Sola Scriptura offers a multi-disciplinary reflection on the theme of the priority and importance of Scripture in theology, from historical, biblical-theological and systematic-theological perspectives, aiming at the interaction between exegesis and dogmatics. Brian Brock and Kevin J. Vanhoozer offer concluding reflections on the theme, bringing the various contributions together.
Hans Burger, Ph.D. (2008), Theological University Kampen, is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at that university. He has published a book and articles on ‘being in Christ’, on the doctrine of atonement, the doctrine of Scripture and on hermeneutics.
Arnold Huijgen, Ph.D. (2011), Theological University Apeldoorn, is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Theological University Apeldoorn. He obtained his Ph.D. from the same university in 2011. He specializes in Reformed theology, hermeneutics, and the doctrine of the Trinity.
Eric Peels, Ph.D. (1992), Theological University of Apeldoorn, is Professor of Old Testament Studies at that university. He has published books and articles on the Old Testament image of God, and the exegesis and theology of Jeremiah.
"Het boeiende van deze uitgave is haar veelzijdigheid. Er worden systematische, Bijbelse, historische en praktisch-theologische perspectieven aangereikt. De bundel besluit met enkele samenvattende bespiegelingen van Brian Brock en Vanhoozer." - K. van der Zwaag, in: Protestants Nederland, Volume 84.1 (2019) [Transl.: The fascinating aspect about this edition is its versatility. Systematic, biblical, historical and practical-theological perspectives are provided. The collection concludes with a few summarizing reflections by Brian Brock and Vanhoozer."]
List of Contributors Introduction Hans Burger, Arnold Huijgen and Eric Peels Part I. Systematic Perspectives 1 Contra et Pro Sola Scriptura Maarten Wisse 2 The Problematic Character of Sola Scriptura Henk van den Belt 3 Foundation or Perspective? On the Usefulness of Formation and Epistemology Hans Burger 4 Alone Together. Sola Scriptura and the Other Solas of the Reformation Arnold Huijgen 5 Hermeneutical Theology as Contemporary Rendition of the Sola Scriptura Willem Maarten Dekker Part II. Biblical Perspectives 6 Oral Tradition in the Old Testament and Judaism Mart-Jan Paul 7 “And Moses Wrote This Torah”: Canon Formulas and the Theology of Writing in Deuteronomy Arie Versluis 8 “How the Mighty Have Fallen”: Sola Scriptura and the Historical Debate on David as a Southern Levantine Warlord Koert van Bekkum 9 “And it Shall Come to Pass in Those Days …” Eschatological Prophecy Between Literalizing and Spiritualizing Eric Peels 10 Sacra Scriptura Sui Ipsius Interpres: Reinterpretation in the Book of Isaiah Jaap Dekker 11 Sola Scriptura and the Imperfection of the Hebrew Text Reinoud Oosting 12 Reading the Bible with Multifocal Lenses Rob van Houwelingen Part III. Historical Perspectives 13 Sola Scriptura: The Relevance of Luther’s Use of Sola Scriptura in De Servo Arbitrio Willem van Vlastuin 14 Sola Scriptura and Calvin’s Appeal to Chrysostom’s Exegesis Jeannette Kreijkes-van Esch Part IV. Practical Theological Perspectives 15 Sola Scriptura as Social Construction. A Practical Theological Approach Jack Barentsen and Léon van Ommen 16 Sola Scriptura and the Formative Role of Practical Theology Hans Schaeffer Part V. Concluding Reflections 17 The Communio Sanctorum as Scripture’s Home: Sola, Singing and the Literal Sense Brian Brock 18 Sola Scriptura Means Scripture first! A “Mere Protestant” Dogmatic Account (and Response) Kevin J. Vanhoozer Index
Scholars in theology and all interested in the role and importance of the Bible both in the academy and the church.