Reading Scripture with 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.Reading Scripture with the Reformers

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Timothy George is Dean at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama He is also editor, together with his wife Denise, of the Library of Baptist Classics series He previously was an associate professor of church history and historical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Reading Scripture with the Reformers
  • Timothy George
  • English
  • 16 November 2017
  • 9780830829491

10 thoughts on “Reading Scripture with the Reformers

  1. says:

    A nice introduction to the Reformation An introduction to the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series which are currently still having volumes published Though it was supposed to give reasons why we should read the Reformers words, I believe it never really did succeed in that It focused on individuals and events, not that I won t read the commentaries but it definitely didn t convince m...

  2. says:

    Clear, helpful, and easy to read.

  3. says:

    In the American individualist mindset, it is easy for us to approach the Scriptures as a tabula rasa, thinking that an open Bible and an open heart is all we need to understand God fully While this idea flows from the Reformation principle of the priesthood of the believer, it is incomplete and can be dangerous because it downplays the impact of culture on our interpretation of biblical truths Even the reformers themselves knew that the Church, while not authoritative, was vital as a guide to keep individuals from reading Scripture in a vacuum and distorting its meaning This is the theme of Timothy George s engaging history, Reading Scripture with the Reformers Over eight chapters, he explores the Reformation as a revolution of a book , examining how the rediscovery of ancient writings and biblical scholarship spurred the translation of the Bible into the vernacular languages and brought much of the populace back to the fountain of revelation George devotes the first chapter of the book to a concise overview of the influence of biblical criticism and modernism and the resulting need for a historical and cultural perspective in studying Scripture Chapter two follows with a summary of the development of printing and the revival of ancient literary scholarship that helped make the Reformation as a mass cultural event possible Chapter 4 examines the tens...

  4. says:

    Wonderful book.This is a small Reformation history with biographical sketches of some of the main players Luther, Calvin, Zwingli Specifically, it focuses on the Scripture itself as the force behind the Reformation.The opening chapter on the Reformers relationship with the Bible and the closing chapter on the Reformed emphasis on preaching are particularly good From the reformers we learn that the true purpose of biblical scholarship is not to show how releva...

  5. says:

    Such a wonderful book A fascinating look at the Reformers and their Bible This is monumental task that George has accomplished Full of historical insights from the emergence of the printing press, the affect of Erasmus and the rise of the humanities, how the early church fathers and tradition influenced the ref...

  6. says:

    If there is one thing that could be said to be true across many divides is a timeless desire for renewal to something foundational within a people, group or ideology Renewal to basic foundations and principles often times creates revival among the participants and results in the spread of the message This is true for Christianity Often times the thread of renewal that runs throughout Christian revival not just evangelistic revival is a return to sacred Scripture.This renewed focus on Scripture is the subject of Timothy George s new book Reading Scripture with the Reformers In conjunction with IVP Timothy George has edited the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series which seeks provide the reader with a vast wealth of rich commentary on Scripture from the Reformation era Reading Scripture with the Reformers provides the historical context in which these commentary selections are taken from as the Reformers exposited Scripture anew for their time and the future life of the church.Spurring of RenewalLike with any revival, there are always ingredients to a renewed focus on Scripture of which the Reformation is no exception While the invention of the printing press and the return to the original languages of Scripture and the classics provided a fertile ground for Scriptural renewal, George highlights three ar...

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    An OverviewReading Scripture flows quite well The writing style is neither dry or dull but quite lively, something of a page turner, if you will.Reading Scripture is part of the story of how the Bible came to have a central role in the 16th century movement for religious reform that we now call the Protestant Reformation For example, by the time of Luther s death in 1546, it is estimated that half a million copies of the Bible were in circulation.Chapter 1 Why Read the Reformers This is something of a treat for the newcomer on the place given to Scripture by the reformers And the oft quoted sola scriptura, which is largely misunderstood today, must be given its proper place as used by the reformers For example, the reformers read, translated and interpreted the Bible as part of an extended centuries old conversation between the holy page of God s Word and the company of God s people p 40.Chapter 2 Ad Fontes This chapter features several unsung heroes and their struggles to read Scripture and share it with common folks It also covers the first printing press, the rise of renaissance humanism, the trilingualism, that is, the study of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, which the biblical humanists required to have complete and reliable texts of the Bible.Chapter 3 The Erasmian Moment Yes, De...

  8. says:

    Though of a manageable size, Reading Scripture with the Reformers contains innumerable helpful insights For example, the revered Reformers, unlike most modern evangelicals, valued the writings of early church Fathers and various medieval thinkers in seeking to understand Scripture better John Calvin, writing many years before the life of the mind became a popular concept, noted the value of Scripture to combat the idol producing tendencies of human thinking Readers also learn that Luther stressed the use of pictures for the instruction of children and the illiterate as invaluable in communicating Gospel truths We further discover that, though the self praising Erasmus deserves some accolades, the Dutch scholar failed to master Hebrew, publish Scripture in a common language, or adequately address the issue of man s sin In addition, we find how Zwingli aimed to be biblical than Luther by pruning worship of ceremonies and other practices unsupported by Scripture.This text has further, unexpected insights as well We re introduced to Petrarch s concept of the historical imagination , which enabled the masses to enter into literature in a radical...

  9. says:

    I found this book to very helpful for historical study While it wasn t quite what I expected when I requested it, George does such a good job weaving together historical narrative that I didn t mind For someone looking for an accessible introduction to the 16th century world that focuses on how that world shaped the transmission of the Bible into the common man s possession, this is it Likewise, if you want a good snapshot of Martin Luther s understanding of Scripture and how that affected his role in the Reformation, this is the book for you It s certainly not exhaustive, but George uncovers many lesser known figures in his historical survey while still keeping...

  10. says:

    This was an engaging book from cover to cover George chronicles the early stages of the reformation focusing on the role of Scripture and preaching Luther takes center stage, but there is also significant attention given to Bucer and Zwingli, among others My only complaint and this is relatively small is...

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