August 30, 2011
It's All Clear, Depending on How You View It
At IVP we’ve gathered our multiview books—the three-views, four-views, five-views books—under the banner of Spectrum Multiview Books, and we’ve given their covers a new look.
So what can you look forward to? Well, we’ve just sent Justification: Five Views to the printer, and it’s coming out this fall. (I challenge you to read the endorsements and conclude you don’t need to bother with the book.) And next spring we will have Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views. These two have been simmering on separate burners of my editorial range.
But with one dish heading for the table now, I’m ready to prepare another. And I think I just heard the order come in. Right now there is a new evangelical controversy breaking out of the gate: the issue is biblicism and its premise of the clarity (or perspicuity, if you like technical terms) of Scripture. So how about The Clarity of Scripture: Five Biblical Views?
Perhaps we could have these views:
I’m going to insist, of course, that each position be argued strictly on biblical grounds.
We’re going public with this because we need an editor and contributors. As I see it, they need to have a track record of brinksmanship and maybe a flair for self-destruction. Any descendants of Eutychus out there?