Word and Supplement: Speech Acts, Biblical Texts, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Religion - 332 pages
What are Christians saying when they call the Bible the Word of God? How is that statement to be understood in relation to postmodernity's suspicion of meaning? Word and Supplement tackles these questions by bringing the post-modern theory of Derrida (from whom the idea of "supplement" is borrowed), Barth, Fish, Gadamer, and many others into critical dialogue with the often-neglected doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture.
 

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Contents

Introduction I
1
The Development and Decline of the Sufficiency
20
Scripture and the Sufficiency of Divine Speech
75
The Contribution of Nicholas Wolterstorff
94
Scripture and the Sufficiency of the Text
137
Speech Act of God
197
The Scriptures and the Sufficiency of the Canon
208
The Canon and Inspiration
263
Conclusion
288
Conclusion
298
Bibliography
310
Index
327
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Timothy Ward is an ordained Anglican minister at All Saints Church, Crowborough, East Sussex.

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