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 Not Exist”: The dubious hermeneutics of inerrancy
Chapter 3: “Inerrancy Stunts Your Growth”: Why criticize inerrancy?
Chapter 4: “Yahweh’s Ascendancy”: Polytheism in pre-exile Israel
Chapter 5: “Making Yahweh Happy”: Baal’s blazing babies
Chapter 6: “Blessing the Nations”: The God-sized hole in the Conquest narratives
Chapter 7: “The Shepherd and the Giant”: Slaying a tall tale with a slingshot
Chapter 9: “Textual Interventions”: Making excuses for your alcoholic uncle
Chapter 10: “Into the Looking Glass”: Peer reviewing the biblical authors
For more discussion of this material and to hear Thom’s answers to some lingering questions, please note this interview with him on the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast.Tagged with: Book review • Inerrancy • Thom Stark