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For evangelicals studying theology
on January 31, 2008
My faith tradition is evangelical, but my formal theological training took place in a secular university and a mainline theological seminary. Even as recently as the last decade, the documentary hypothesis (for the Old Testament) and the two-source hypothesis (for the Gospels) are being taught as infallible fact, the only conclusion to be drawn from serious academic study. I was not aware that there are informed academic arguments to support the evangelical understanding of the Scripture until I read McDowell's book; what a pleasant surprise! I recommend this book to those of an evangelical faith who are engaged in the academic study of theology in institutions that perpetuate the rationalistic arguments of Scripture authorship; very useful to engage one's professors and fellow students in conversation, and not be coerced into "selling out" one's faith for a rationalistic, lifeless doctrine.