Reading Scripture With the Reformers
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...
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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^
Timothy George reveals how the sixteenth century's revolution in theological thinking was fueled by a fresh return to the Scriptures. He underlines several Reformers' unique engagement with the Bible and suggests what their legacy might mean for reading, praying and living out the Scriptures today.
Timothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Theology of the Reformers and Pilgrims on the Sawdust Trail: Evangelical Ecumenism and the Quest for Christian Identity. He serves as executive editor for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board for Books and Culture, Harvard Theological Review, and Christian History. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His textbook, Theology of the Reformers, is the standard textbook in many schools and seminaries on Reformation theology.
- 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
- Image Credits
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index