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Revelation through Scripture

Purpose:
Reveal something of the nature of God and His plan.
Argument for the existence of God.

Issues:
Conflicting ideas
o Misinterpretation between different denominations
o Different scriptures between the faiths.
Purpose/intention of the author.
Challenge from science, e.g. the Big Bang Theory, the theory
of evolution.…

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2. Traditionalists
Catholics
i. The Magisterium (Pope/Cardinals) interprets the
Bible for the masses.



















3. Liberals
Wiles
Bultmann: "demythologise the Bible."
Schleiermacher: "feeling of absolute dependence."













A.J. Ayer states that scripture is "factually insignificant" as it was
written so long ago it can't be empirically verified.

Hume believes any text that…

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Schweitzer believes that with each generation a change occurs
within its view of Christ ­ this is how he continues to live on.

Conclusion
Galileo said: "The Bible is not to show us how the heavens were
made, but how to get to heaven."

Debate between univocal (literal/one meaning) and…

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