An archbishop from the southern Indian state of Karnataka has come out with a strong statement following an ongoing controversy about a Christian school 'forcing students to buy Bibles and take them to class.'
To understand the biblical world, it is indispensable to acknowledge geography and history, both the Old and New Testaments. Ultimately, to understand God’s Word is about understanding God's action in a specific territory and history.
The Scriptures possess authority for someone or some group that exceeds normal conditions. As authoritative documents, Scriptures occupy an official position in the life of the communities or groups that regard them as Scripture.