BIBLE INSPIRATION IN WOLFHART PANNENBERG’ THEOLOGY: AN EXAMINATION
Wolfhart Pannenberg was a theologian from German. He was a Lutheran theologian. His concept of revelation and inspiration was widely debated among Protestant and Catholic theologians. This article attempts to examine Wolfhart Pannenberg’s theology of Biblical Inspiration. A biblical examination of the inspirations in Pannenberg’s theology shows contrasting things. His idea of revelation is not direct communication between the Divine and man but rather as history, contrary to the biblical notion. Pannenberg rejected Divine intervention in biblical inspiration. This led him to focus on the role of man in Inspiration. For him, the authors played an active role, in cognitive processes. According to the Bible, writers have a passive role, because they are led and directed by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Pannenberg's idea of the Bible as a human document is not in harmony with the teachings of the Bible
Key words: revelation, inspiration, biblical.
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