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The Human Faces of God: complete index

This is the complete listing of my chapter-by-chapter reviews of Thom Stark’s The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) (Wipf and Stock, 2010). Foreword by John J. Collins and preface: Front matter Chapter 1: “The Argument”: Diversity in the theologies of biblical authors Chapter 2: “Inerrantists Do […]

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: peer reviewing the biblical authors

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 10: “Into the Looking Glass” By this point in the book, and undoubtedly long before, what everyone’s asking is, “So what’s his solution?” How can we read this […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: making excuses for your alcoholic uncle

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 9: “Textual Interventions” If you hadn’t known it before picking up this book, at least by chapter 9 you’d be pretty sure that inerrancy is a wholly unsuitable […]

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The Human Faces of God: apocalyptic contortions (part 2)

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 8: “Jesus Was Wrong” (part 2) As a preterist with a fully “realized eschatology”, I had no trouble with most of the discussion in the first part of my […]

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: slaying a tall tale with a slingshot

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 7: “The Shepherd and the Giant” Chapter 7 features a critical analysis of the story of David and Goliath. Stark makes note of several features of the story […]

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: the God-sized hole in the Conquest narratives

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 6: “Blessing the Nations” Why would God have ordered the systematic massacre of whole people groups, including women and children? Could He maintain a reasonable expectation of being […]

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Human Faces of God: Baal’s blazing babies

Review: The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) Author: Thom Stark Wipf and Stock, 2010 Chapter 5: “Making Yahweh Happy” After coming to terms with the conclusion of the last chapter, viz. that most of the Old Testament texts present Yahweh as a thoroughly […]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010