Scripture has been the subject of a complex and diverse set of attacks rooted in a denial that human language is adequate for divine revelation. The neo-orthodox stream of thought, seeming to arise from within a christian worldview, argues that the transcendence of God makes it impossible for meaningful truth about him to inhere in the propositional statements of scripture. Paradoxical doctrines are thought to be evidence of this impossibility because they assert things that are contradictory and not meaningful in themselves. When a presuppositionally biblical view of language is taken into account with a consistent model of interpreting paradoxical doctrines, the propositional statements of scripture can be understood as meaningful, coherent, and true. Paradoxical doctrines, rather than being construed as counter-evidence of the adequacy of human language, emerge as the Bible's way of clearly and meaningfully expressing how God is transcendent.
Hussey, Paul B. Jr.
"Paradox: The Language of Transcendence,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol6/iss1/3