Authority of Scripture


In print . . . .


F.F. Bruce, The Canon of Scripture, IVP, Downers Grove, Ill., 1988. A traditional theological work providing background to the issue.


Longing for God: Anglicans Talk About Revelation, Nature, Culture and Authority, The Primate’s Theological Commission, Anglican Book Centre, 2001.  A range of positions are presented. Of particular interest to this theme are the first and last sections of the book, "Revelation" and "Authority". This book highlights very well the lack of agreement on Christian basics which lies at the heart of the debate on human sexuality. This book should be available in every parish.


Michael Marshall, Renewal in Worship, Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1982.  Of particular interest to the theme is Chapter 7: “Receiving the Word of God”


Michael Ingham, Mansions of the Spirit, Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1997.  Chapter 4: “Christian Exclusivism” expresses the author’s thinking on scriptural authority.


Anglican Essentials: Reclaiming Faith Within the Anglican Church of Canada, George Egerton, ed., Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1995.  Addresses numerous issues, including Scriptural authority.


The Challenge of Tradition, John Simons, ed., Anglican Book Centre, Toronto, 1997. A response to Anglican Essentials.

On the net . . . .

“On the Authority of Scripture”  <>

A United Methodist Church (USA) resource. The Consultation on the Authority of Scripture, sponsored jointly by the GCCUIC (General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns of the United Methodist Church) and the General Board of Discipleship, grew out of two dialogues on theological diversity
held in November 1997 and February 1998 by the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.

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The Authority of Scripture in the “Homosex” Debate

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This is an expansion of a presentation given to the Southeastern ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Synod in 2001,  by Robert A. J. Gagnon, Assoc Professor of New Testament, Pittsburg Theological Seminary



“The Authority of Scripture & the Creeds”


Part of a sermon series on beliefs of the Episcopal Church at the Church of the Resurrection, Hopewell Junction, New York / V. L. Austin.  Sunday, March 23, 2003




Vatican Council Document on divine revelation and the Auithority of Scripture in the Roman Catholic Church



Homily Three from the Book of Homilies appointed to be read in Churches during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.