The Human Faces of God

The Human Faces of God, by Thom Stark ($23.20)

Subtitle: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (And Why Inerrancy Tries To Hide It)

(Note:  So far, this book is only available from the publisher — not Amazon.  Maybe next year.  — rls)

Does accepting the doctrine of biblical inspiration necessitate belief in biblical inerrancy? The Bible has always functioned authoritatively in the life of the church, but what exactly should that mean? Must it mean the Bible is without error in all historical details and ethical teachings? What should thoughtful Christians do with texts that propose God is pleased by human sacrifice or that God commanded Israel to commit acts of genocide? What about texts that contain historical errors or predictions that have gone unfulfilled long beyond their expiration dates?
In The Human Faces of God, Thom Stark moves beyond notions of inerrancy in order to confront such problematic texts and open up a conversation about new ways they can be used in service of the church and its moral witness today. Readers looking for an academically informed yet accessible discussion of the Bible’s thorniest texts will find a thought-provoking and indispensible resource in The Human Faces of God.

1 Comment »

  1. Truman said

    Hi. The publisher is now selling it on Amazon, but it is currently cheaper to buy it from the publisher’s website (20% discount). But in 6-8 weeks it will be available on Amazon for the same price as the publisher’s website.

    Here is the Amazon page.

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