John Dickson of the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) interviewed my friend and mentor, Donald Hagner, on various issues related to New Testament history. The interview has been chopped up into smaller bits each aroundÂ 4 toÂ 8 minutes long.
The interviewer was well prepared and asked excellent questions. He interacted with Donâ€™s areas of expertise (theÂ rabbinic modelÂ of oral tradition, the Gospel of Matthew, the apostolic fathers) andÂ proposed questions that gave him an opportunity to answer commonÂ skepticalÂ objections toÂ the historicity of Jesus and the Gospels.
It will be evident, as you watch the interview, that Don does notÂ subscribe toÂ a doctrine of inerrancy such as that enshrined in the Chicago Statement. And yet he adopts a believing posture toward the New Testament as historically reliable and apostolic in origin.
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