A Brief History of Arcing
Arcing was developed by Daniel Fuller beginning in 1953, while he was a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Using the inductive Bible study method as his foundation, Fuller began to draw arcs over sections in a passage of Scripture to indicate which verses were most closely related. He continued to develop and teach Arcing for the next six years until his approach became more or less the complete method we use today, with the exception of some of the relationship’s names and the vertical display of the arcs. Arcing has since be taught in various forms at about a dozen colleges and seminaries by people like John Piper, Tom Steller, Thomas Schreiner, Scott Hafemann, Gregory Beale and Wayne Grudem.
**This summary is derived from Alexander Kirk’s paper below.