Autopistia : the self-convincing authority of scripture in reformed theology

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Autopistia : the self-convincing authority of scripture in reformed theology

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Autopistia : the self-convincing authority of scripture in reformed theology
Author: Belt, Hendrik van den
Publisher: Faculty of Theology, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2006-10-04
Keywords: Authority of scripture
Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921)
Herman Bavinck (1854-1921)
Holy Spirit
John Calvin (1509-1564)
Reformed Orthodoxy
Abstract: Autopistia offers a historical survey and a theological evaluation of the self-convincing character of Scripture in Reformed theology. Calvin adopted the term autopistos from ancient Greek philosophy and used it to express that faith does not rest on the human authority of the church but on Scripture as the living voice of God. After discussing the meaning of the term in Reformed Orthodoxy and analyzing the theological position of Benjamin B. Warfield and Herman Bavinck on this issue, Henk Van den Belt draws his theological conclusions in this study, advocating a revitalization of the autopistia of Scripture, because it implies that faith finds rest in Scripture itself and not in the external authority of the church or of rational arguments and that Word and Spirit are inseparably connected.
Description: Promotor: A. van de Beek
Faculty: Faculty of Theology
Citation: Belt, H.van den, 2006, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9059590406
Sponsor: Ridderlijke Duitsche Orde, Balije van Utrecht Stichting Aanpakken De Gereformeerde Bond in de Protestantse Kerk

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