Tag Archives: Kenton Sparks

Sparks and the age of the Song of Deborah

Beginning in April of 2005 I blogged for several weeks about Kenton Sparks’ book, God’s Word in Human Words. Sparks has now made available on the Internet his paper “Religion, Identity and the Origins of Ancient Israel”, which was originally … Continue reading

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Violence that happened and didn’t in the Bible

I am still thinking a little about the book I just read by Kenton Sparks. He presented a more positive view of using allegory as a way to interpret Scripture. This generally does not appeal to me. But the book … Continue reading

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Sparks-dangerous, but to what?

Kenton Sparks book, God’s Word in Human Words, is pretty long.  I have finished it.  There is much that I have failed to cover.  But I want to deal with how his views influence people. How dangerous is using the … Continue reading

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Sparks-the Bible as it is

Kenton Sparks, in God’s Word in Human Words, wants to let Scripture set the agenda for theology. This means accepting Scripture as it is. If the return of Christ did not come to pass in the first century, as Paul … Continue reading

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Sparks-miracles

One of the suspicions evangelicals sometimes have about historical-critical Bible interpretation is that it derives from disbelief in the supernatural, disbelief in miracles. In other words biblical criticism is illegitimate because it is based on a naturalistic philosophy that starts … Continue reading

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One of my more conservative professors back in the 1970‘s used to say that there are no errors in the Bible that are not corrected in the Bible. I guess you could say that this was a form of inerrancy. … Continue reading

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Sparks-stuff that we know apart from the Bible

Kenton Sparks, in God’s Word and Human Words, next wants to talk about the “context of the whole”, by which he seems to mean the integration of the Bible with other human knowledge from science, history and so on. Traditionally … Continue reading

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