“Thus, the doctrine of biblical authority has generally functioned to assure not the continuing importance of widely attested or programmatic themes in scripture, but rather the divine inspiration of the tenuous and the marginal.” (italics original; p. 171) Mary Ann Tolbert, “ A New Teaching with Authority: A Re-evaluation of the Authority of the Bible” in Teaching the Bible: The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy   

“Thus, the doctrine of biblical authority has generally functioned to assure not the continuing importance of widely attested or programmatic themes in scripture, but rather the divine inspiration of the tenuous and the marginal.” (italics original; p. 171)

Mary Ann Tolbert, “ A New Teaching with Authority: A Re-evaluation of the Authority of the Bible” in Teaching the Bible: The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy