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Definition of word.

author's point of view
au-thor's point of view

The author’s point of view is his feeling, opinion, or belief about his topic.  The author's point of view should not be confused with the narrator's point of view.  The author is the man or woman who composed the words.  The writer may have written from a personal perspective or from an alternative narrator's point of view

The writer's point of view may be evident in the writing's tone, the evidence of the author's feelings. The author’s purpose is typically inseparable from his point of view. Persuasive arguments plainly state or easily imply the author’s point of view. This is true for most of the biblical writers. They were for God and righteousness; they were against wickedness. Luke began his gospel account of Jesus Christ acknowledging that he was setting “forth ... those things which are most surely believed among us” (Lk. 1:1).  Thus, Luke confesses that his point of view was one of faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. However, the writer of Judges, like other history books of the Bible, reports the disturbing facts of life in Israel (e.g., Jdg. 19:1-30) without giving personal commentary to his feelings nor opinions through the tone.

It is beneficial to know an author’s bias for or against his subject. Knowing the author’s point of view allows us to more accurately determine the fairness with which the author addressed the subject. If the author has no preference for or against his subject, we account the author as neutral or unbiased. However, it should be acknowledged that author’s rarely possess pure neutrality on any subject, yet authors frequently wish to feign themselves as impartial researchers merely reporting the facts. An author’s open statement of favor or disfavor demonstrates his honesty with his audience.

One fascinating aspect of author’s point of view is how the writers of the Bible depicted themselves. People have an innate desire to make themselves look good. Yet, the biblical writers frequently tell of their most shameful mistakes. A writer’s willingness to give accurate criticism of the subject that he favors builds his credibility.

My author's point of view regarding Balancing the Sword is that the Bible is inspired by God. Learn more under Allen B. Wolfe's Theology.

See the following links to learn more:

  1. point of view
  2. narrator's point of view
  3. character's point of view
  4. reader's point of view

Author: Allen B. Wolfe

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