I just received a copy of G.K. Beale’s new book The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism from Crossway. It is a direct response to Peter Enns’ Inspiration and Incarnation. I look forward to reading the book and offering a meager response. Just to give you a flavor of where Beale is going, he attributes the current evangelical reassessment of the doctrine of inerrancy to two factors:
- The onset of postmodernism in evangelicalism and its subsequent loss of confidence in propositional claims in the Bible.
- An increasing number of conservative students graduating with doctorates in biblical studies and theology from non-evangelical institutions. These students have assimilated in part non-evangelical perspectives on authorship, dating, etc.
It should be an interesting read. You can pick the book up from Westminster this month.