Warfield on the Mode of Inspiration

Jeffrey A. Stivason speaks about B.B. Warfield’s doctrine of inspiration. In his doctoral dissertation, From Inscrutability to Concursus: Benjamin B. Warfield’s Theological Construction of Inspiration’s Mode from 1880 to 1915.Pastor Stivason highlights the development over time of Warfield’s articulation of inspiration. While Warfield’s influence on the contemporary doctrine of inspiration was monumental, he didn’t arrive at his position all at once but developed it further during a time when the perfection of Scripture was under attack.

Jeffrey A. Stivason is pastor of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) in Gibsonia, PA. He completed his dissertation and earned his Ph.D. in 2013 at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA).

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Kedric W

4 years ago

Sweet! I look forward to listening to this in the upcoming week.

Michael Head

4 years ago

As I was listening I kept thinking of the analogy of the hypostatic union in Christ and concursis in revelation. I know those are potentially dangerous waters, but has anyone ever made this analogy to shed light on inspiration?

Great podcast…the three modes where Warfield ended up was mind-blowing for me. Thanks so much as always!

Mark G

4 years ago

Here is an article on incarnational analogy by Lane Tipton:

http://www.opc.org/os.html?article_id=109

Mark Nenadov

4 years ago

think Warfield and Vos may have talked poetry on their walks. They had lots of people to talk theology with,.but they had a bit more unique connection of being theology professors who have published poetry books.

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