Authored by the Book: A Plain Account of the Bible’s Authority

Delwin Brown
July 31, 2009

This article was originally submitted to Pacific School of Religion as part of Progressive Christian Witness, a 2006 initiative of PSR designed to bring voices of progressive Christianity to churches nationwide. 

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Brown, Delwin. “Authored by the Book.” The Progressive Christian Witness. Berkeley, CA: Pacific School of Religion, January 2006.
The original version of this paper was presented at The Consultation on Scriptural Authority and the Nature of God’s Revelation, jointly sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship and the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns of the United Methodist Church (Nashville, December 1999).

Copyright © 2006 by Delwin Brown

Delwin Brown served as Pacific School of Religion’s dean of faculty and professor of theology from 2002 to 2005 and is now dean emeritus. Previously, he held the Harvey Pottoff chair in Christian theology and served as the dean at Iliff School of Theology. One of his scholarly interests is the role of theology and the theologian in American public life. Dr. Brown was the director of The Progressive Christian Witness.