Resilient Readers Spiritual Growth and the Bible

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Marion L.S. Carson


How can we equip Christians, both as individuals and communities, to have a robust, honest view of Scripture which will enable them to withstand times of challenge to their faith? Drawing on faith development theory and taking John 14.13-14 as a test case, this essay argues that a solely foundationalist hermeneutic is inadequate to this task. It suggests that pastors should be taught an integrated approach to biblical hermeneutics, which will enable them to foster more mature readings of Scripture in the pastoral setting.

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Marion L.S. Carson, IBTS Centre Amsterdam

Dr Marion L.S. Carson serves as Pastoral Support Co-Ordinator at Glasgow City Mission, Glasgow, Scotland and as Adjunct Faculty at the International Baptist Theological Study Centre, Amsterdam.