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Inerrancy and the Gospels

A God-Centered Approach to the Challenges of Harmonization

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Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781629954721
Publication Date 05/25/22

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Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John describe the same events in different ways in their respective gospel accounts, and no responsible reader can simply sweep these differences under the rug. For serious Christians, this raises questions about biblical inerrancy. Can these books be fully trusted?

Responding to the questions surrounding the gospel narratives, New Testament scholar Vern Poythress makes a strong case for inerrancy in the gospels and helps readers to understand basic principles for harmonization. He also tackles some of the most complicated exegetical problems, showing the way forward on passages that have perplexed many, such as the healing of the centurion’s servant, the cursing of the fig tree, and more.

All those interested in the authority of Scripture will find great encouragement and insight in the arresting case Poythress provides to stem the tide of skepticism.

Previously issued 2012 by Crossway Books


“This is a study well worth reading and considering, regardless of whether one accepts the self-authenticating model or not.” 

—Darrell L. Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

“When Vern Poythress has chosen to write on a particular subject, the resulting book has always been the best book on that subject. This one is about the inerrancy of Scripture, dealing particularly with problems in the Gospel narratives, and I know of nothing better in the field.” 

—John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida


The Author

Vern S. Poythress

Vern S. Poythress

Vern S. Poythress (MLitt, University of Cambridge; PhD, Harvard University; DTh, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) is distinguished professor of New Testament, biblical interpretation, and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has authored books on a wide range of topics; his works include Symphonic TheologyTheophany, and The Mystery of the Trinity.