Stating the Unity of the Bible

What is a book about? Take the last book you read. Can you succinctly state what it's about in just a few sentences? In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren list the second rule of analytical reading: "State the unity of the whole book in a single sentence, or at most a … Continue reading Stating the Unity of the Bible

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The Contingent Absolute Necessity of the Atonement and the Old Testament

I’m reading John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied, the old classic on the atonement. The first chapter is titled “The Necessity of the Atonement.” Here, Murray seeks to answer the question after which Anselm of Canterbury titled a whole book: Why the God-Man? While he goes in to several different points, the one I'm going to … Continue reading The Contingent Absolute Necessity of the Atonement and the Old Testament