Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

ISBN : 9780198824183

Gerald O'Collins, SJ
240 Pages
129 x 196 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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This book anchors its study of inspiration firmly in the Scriptures and examines the inspired nature of the Bible and its inspiring impact.


List of Abbreviations
1 The Inspiration of the Bible: Two Accounts
2 Four Old Testament Books as Inspired and Inspiring
3 The New Testament as Inspired by the Old Testament
4 The Reception and Inspiring History of the Scriptures
5 Revelation, Tradition, and Inspiration
6 The Inspired Scriptures: Formation, Content, and Five Characteristics
7 Five More Characteristics of Biblical Inspiration
8 The Truth and 'Canonization' of the Scriptures
9 Three 'Intentions' to Respect
10 Ten Principles for Theologians Interpreting the Scriptures
An Appendix: Critiquing the Sensational
Select Bibliography
Index of Names
Biblical Index

About the author: 

After studies at the University of Melbourne and at the University of Cambridge, where he was a research fellow at Pembroke College, Gerald O'Collins taught at the Gregorian University, Rome from 1973 to 2006 and was also Dean of the Theology Faculty 1985-91. Known around the world as a lecturer and visiting professor, he has authored or co-authored seventy books, including thirteen with Oxford University Press. As well as receiving numerous honorary doctorates and other awards, in 2006 he was created a Companion of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AC), the highest civil honour granted through the Australian government.

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