The Reliability of the Bible

Text by Dr. Michael Bola Awolola

Workbook by Linda A. Ratcliff, Th.D.

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Concept of Systematic Theology
  The ability to define the concept of systematic theology, its roles and infinite roles of systematic theologians like ours in Biblical scientific and Biblical interpretation and applications.
CHAPTER 2: Seeing Systematic Theology in History
  The origin of the Bible in historic perspective, the teaching, faith and facts of the Bible uncovered.
CHAPTER 3: The Authorship of the Bible
  The authorship of the Bible and its understanding were thoroughly reflected upon with emphasis on its narration and addresses.
CHAPTER 4: The Inspiration of the Bible
  Extensive proof of the inspiration of the Bible, its mode of inspiration, illumination, the unity of its context cum passages … to make it known that the Bible is an inspired Word of God to humanity for a purpose of uniting us to himself.
CHAPTER 5: Anatomy of the Scriptures
  A scientific examination of the anatomy of the Scriptures, in a way that shows the development of the Old Testament Canon and its naming.
CHAPTER 6: Introduction to the New Testament Scriptures
  Research into the New Testament Scriptures, the origin of the gospels, oral traditions, the language, etymology, relationships of the gospels to the canonization of the early manuscripts with the emphasis on non-canonized Jewish literature.
CHAPTER 7: Ancient History of the Middle East
  A look at the importance of the Ancient History of the Middle East to formation and reformation of Christianity, details on the Biblical dates of Abraham’s migration from Ur to Haran and in Canaan, his life in Sodom and Gomorrah … to take Christianity home in historical perspectives. The Patriarchal Narrative and Archaeology of the Bible is also scrutinized.
CHAPTER 8: The Age of Civilization
  A discussion of the Age of Civilization of the Bible and Christianity from pre-history to Egypt, Assyrian Empires, Neo-Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, and the Byzantine Empire.
CHAPTER 9: Science and the Bible
  The verification and proof between science and the Bible, looking at the conflict thesis, theological dialogue between Christianity and science, Biblical world view on early modern science, non-fundamentalist religious view etc.
CHAPTER 10: Medicine and the Bible
  A consideration of the medical physician and the Bible, divine and scientific healing strategies, orthodox medicine and divine healing, miracle and science in African perspective, African beliefs on ideas of disease etc.
CHAPTER 11: Conclusion and Recommendation

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