New Release: Inspiration and Incarnation, 2nd Edition

Cover ArtHow can an evangelical view of Scripture be reconciled with modern biblical scholarship? In this book Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, addresses Old Testament phenomena that challenge traditional evangelical perspectives on Scripture. He then suggests a way forward, proposing an incarnational model of biblical inspiration that takes seriously both the divine and the human aspects of Scripture.

This tenth anniversary edition of the groundbreaking Inspiration and Incarnation features an updated bibliography and includes a substantive postscript that reflects on the reception of the first edition.


“Peter Enns has done the evangelical church an immense service by challenging preconceived notions of what the Bible ought to be….Everyone who loves the Bible ought to read this important book.” – Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

“A superb resource for helping students of the Bible take the human dimension of this ancient text seriously.” – Richard Middleton, Northeastern Seminary

“Urgently needed by Christians still caught in late modern debates about inerrancy, inspiration, and revelation. This book continues to strike a chord that resonates.” – Stephen B. Chapman, Duke University

Inspiration and Incarnation was a watershed in evangelical hermeneutics….This second edition is warmly welcomed.” – Chris Keith, St. Mary’s University

“If everyone who identifies as a conservative evangelical would read and absorb this book, the field would be better for it–and so might the church and the world.” – Christopher B. Hays, Fuller Theological Seminary

“Peter Enns is to be applauded for the second edition of this important and insightful book….Highly recommended for biblical scholars and general readers alike!” – Eric Seibert, Messiah College

Inspiration and Incarnation offers us the good news that God is not limited by our expectations but can and does speak through the Bible we actually have.” – J. R. Daniel Kirk, Fuller Theological Seminary

“Peter Enns is one of the most important scholarly voices speaking to Christianity today, and this book is a primary example of why!” – Christopher W. Skinner, Mount Olive College and East Carolina University


Peter EnnsPeter Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is the Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He was formerly senior fellow of biblical studies for The BioLogos Foundation, an organization that explores the integration of science and Christian faith, where he wrote a regular column for their Science and the Sacred blog. He has taught at several schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Temple University, and Westminster Theological Seminary. Enns has authored or edited numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So and The Evolution of Adam.

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