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Canon and Criterion in Christian TheologyFrom the Fathers to Feminism$
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William J. Abraham

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250030.001.0001

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The Rough Intellectualist Road of a Sound Epistemology

The Rough Intellectualist Road of a Sound Epistemology

(p.306) 12 The Rough Intellectualist Road of a Sound Epistemology
Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology

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The later Princeton theologians worked valiantly to develop a theory of inspiration and infallibility that would secure once for all their epistemic vision of scripture. Thus, while Benjamin Warfield, for example, sought to secure good evidence for his claims about revelation and inspiration, he was overtaken by sceptical worries that created a deep fissure in his thinking. Paradoxically, the Princeton theology operated out of fear rather than faith and badly misconstrued the inner witness of the Holy Spirit as a theological and pastoral category. Taken as whole, Princeton theology deepened the captivity of the Church and of genuine faith to epistemology.

Keywords:   divine inspiration, infallibility, inner witness, Princeton theology

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