Reading Scripture with the Reformers
paperback
  • Length: 270 pages
  • Published: October 2011
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2949-1
  • Item Code: 2949
  • Case Quantity: 36

In Reading Scripture with the Reformers, Timothy George takes readers through the exciting events of the sixteenth century, showing how this dynamic period was instigated by a fresh return to the Scriptures. George immerses us in the world of the Reformation, its continuities with the ancient and medieval church, and its dramatic upheavals and controversies. Most of all, he uncovers the significant way that the Bible shaped the minds and hearts of the reformers.

This book shows how the key figures of the Reformation read and interpreted Scripture, and how their thought was shaped by what they read. We are invited to see what the church today can learn from the fathers of the Reformation, and how these figures offer a model of reading, praying and living out the Scriptures.

"Author, professor, and well-known Reformation church historian, Timothy George, has provided the church with an excellent introduction to Reformation-era principles of biblical interpretation, preaching, and commentary writing. . . . George's volume is especially helpful in analyzing the way in which the Reformers read and interpreted Scripture and why their approach is of continuing benefit to the spiritual life of the contemporary church."

James M. Garretson, The Banner of Truth
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CONTENTS

Abbreviations
Preface
1 Why Read the Reformers?
2 Ad Fontes!
3 The Erasmian Moment
4 Whose Bible? Which Translation?
5 Doctor Martinus
6 Lutheran Ways
7 Along the Rhine
8 Preach the Word
Conclusion
Image Credits
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves as an executive editor at Christianity Today. He is a member of the Southern Baptist-Roman Catholic Conversation Team and has participated in the Evangelicals and Catholics Together initiative. He is the series editor for the Reformation Commentary on Scripture.

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