Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Carl F.H. Henry on Divine Revelation


I have just begun the last of my reading and writing assignments for my Doctor of Arts in Religion degree.  It is Carl Henry's six-volume magnum opus- God, Revelation, and Authority.  I have just started volume 1 and it's excellent.

A summary of Henry's basic thesis is found in this quotation from the late scholar-

"That if we humans say anything authentic about God, we can do so only on the basis of divine self-revelation; all other God-talk is conjectural."

4 comments:

Woody Woodward said...

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37)

Woody Woodward said...

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” (Matthew 12:36-37)

Zach said...

Is that similar to "private revelation"?

Reepicheep said...

Zach, no, by "divine self-revelation" Henry means that God must reveal himself to man for us to know anything for certain about God. He goes on to argue over the course of six volumes that Scripture is God's divine self-revelation (which, of course, is the divinely inspired record of the divine Word, Christ).