The Encyclopedia of Biblical Errancy Hardcover – Jan 1 1995
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About the Author
C. Dennis McKinsey (Springield, OH) is the editor of the Biblical Errancy Newsletter.
Top Customer Reviews
I rate the book at five stars even though the author occasionally throws in unnecessary, emotional harangues that detract from the otherwise scholarly treatment. Also, a few of his examples of errors are in themselves erroneous or overly stretched to make his point. That is, McKinsey is not an emotionally detached person. He makes it clear that many of the Bible's absurdities, contradictions and blatant injustices make him angry.
On balance, though, the book is in a class by itself, being the overall best and most complete listing of outright mistakes and even crazy nonsense (by sensible standards of today's educated person).
It is a testament to people's need for inspiration that the Bible has survived as a best-selling inspirational book while, along with the good material, also containing so much stuff that is so easily demonstrated to be utterly wrong and flat-out wacky or worse.
The only complaint I have about this book is the sections on scripture that is not biblical (like the Qaran). I think the author may have a bur under his saddle against certain religions that use other scripture besides or in addition to the Bible, but the title of the book is "Biblical Errancy," so perhaps he should have named it "Scriptural Errancy" or something of the like... who's to say. Nonetheless, the "apparent" contradictions within the Bible and the other books' contexts may assist those who use all these books to help defend themselves against polemic attack, which for me is the most useful thing for the book's genesis.
I am somewhat acquainted with Mr. McKinsey's prowess in going head to head with major-name bible apologists on the radio. These people often vilify him yet Mr. McKinsey beats them back with logic, common sense and the very words of the Bible. As far as I know he has never refused to face anyone (on radio or in print) in discussing bible errancy.Read more ›
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C. Dennis Mckinsey put together this very useful and authoritive review of the entire bible. This is my second copy as it is the smaller sized hard-back book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rick Rackham
In this book McKinsey is preaching to the choir, i.e. immature atheists, skeptics and freethinkers, it will of course bolster their young faith; it is published by Prometheus Books... Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2011 by rossuk
This item was in excellent condition when I received it in the mail. Packaging was substantial and secure. Delivery turn around was most commendable. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2010 by Stephen J. Green
Thank you very much, Mr. McKinsey!
McKinsey has offered a great service to humankind in that he has made it easier to refute the nonsense of religion. Read more
I am a Christian who freely admits that the Bible has errors.
Sound like a contradiction? Well, its not, and I will explain why. Read more
From the Preface -"This book and Biblical Errancy teach a kind of Sunday School in reverse by telling people all of the things they should have heard on Sunday morning but... Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2003 by steve estvanik
Hahaha What happened to the people that lived and
died way before Jesus was born and who weren't
Jews living under the Law ?( Ex : polynesians
, Native Americans ? Read more
While this book seems to have gotten rave reviews from other readers, I was disappointed with the text (keep in mind I am not a Christian, either). Read morePublished on May 5 2003 by H
C. Dennis McKinsey's book lists countless problems with the morality, text, and assertions of the Bible. Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2002 by Peter Murphy