Again, these reviews of Barr make use of his four essays:
- UBC – Ussher and Biblical Chronology, 1985
- BCLS – Biblical Chronology: Legend Or Science?, 1987
- LBC – Luther and Biblical Chronology, 1990
- PSC – Pre-scientific Chronology, 1999
The "historical critical" methodology of Bible scholarship was a major reason for the downfall of today's (English) LC-MS. It is well documented in the Wikipedia article on Seminex. Franz Pieper said it well (Christian Dogmatics, vol. 1, page 38):
...they [modern theologians] are laboring under a delusion when they imagine that one can assume a critical attitude toward Scripture and at the same time maintain the absoluteness of the Christian religion.Make no mistake – Prof. James Barr called himself a Christian... and was quite deluded.
In the next Part 6h, I will cover Barr's insistence that Scripture be "reasonable" and "sensible"... for him.