Dr. Arnold enjoys teaching, speaking, and writing on various aspects of the New Testament. He has had a special interest in the historical and cultural setting of the letters of Paul. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Arnold is the editor of the four-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary for which he wrote commentaries on “Acts, Ephesians”, and “Colossians”. He is the general editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament for which he has written the volume on “Ephesians”.
His other books include: How We Got the Bible (Zondervan); Ephesians: Power and Magic (Cambridge/Baker/Wipf & Stock); Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul’s Letters (InterVarsity Press); The Colossian Syncretism (Mohr Siebeck/Baker); and 3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare (Baker). Dr. Arnold has published in Christianity Today and was a regular columnist for Discipleship Journal. His research articles have appeared in such journals as New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and the Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Dr. Arnold, his wife, and three boys are vitally involved in their local church.
See Clint elsewhere:
• The Good Book Blog
• The Evangelical Theological Society
• Talbot School of Theology
• Check out Clint’s books on our Recommended Reading page.
King James Only (answering those who believe in the King James Version alone)
“The church [existed] for hundreds of years,” says Dr. Clint Arnold, Chair of New Testament Studies at Talbot Theological Seminary and current President of the Evangelical Theological Society. “By asserting King James only, are we saying that people – for centuries – did not have the word of God?” The King James is only one English translation of the Bible from one time period, and we have to be careful not to be ‘era-centric’ or ethno-centric in the way we evaluate translations.
What are the common mistakes we make in reading and interpreting the Bible?
“The best way to read the Bible is to see passages in the flow of context,” says Dr. Clint Arnold, Chair of New Testament Studies at Talbot Theological Seminary and current President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Described as ‘grasshoppering’ around the Bible, is the mistake of reading and interpreting the Bible without context or sensitivity to literary genres.
More Clint Arnold Videos
Are the words of Jesus more important than the rest of Scripture?
Justice or Righteousness? Interpreting ‘Dikaiosune’ in the New Testament
On Spiritual Warfare
On the New Century Version
On the Emerging Church
Penal Substitution or Christus Victor (on theories of the atonement)
Reconciling Different Views of the Atonement
The Colossians Heresy (or what did Paul mean by “hollow and deceptive philosophy”)
What does the Bible say happens after we die?
Who was William Tyndale?
Who first translated portions of the Bible into English?
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