The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?

Synopsis

This modern classic in the field of New Testament studies offers a compelling defense of biblical truth. One of evangelicalism's most trusted scholars, F. F. Bruce clearly presents the evidence for the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures. This new larger format features a new cover design and is completely retypeset.

Excerpt

Fred Bruce (his full Christian name was Frederick Fyvie, but he was universally known as Fred) was a legend in his own lifetime. I met him only once or twice, being introduced to this kindly but formidable scholar when I was a nervous young graduate student. He had already written over thirty books (this was in the early 1970s), and so many articles and book reviews that it hardly bears thinking about. Those who had studied with him spoke of him with awe and affection in equal measure.

He began his scholarly life as a classicist. He built on this foundation an extraordinary range of scholarly expertise about Judaism and Christianity, not only — though this was his primary field — the New Testament and the world that surrounded it, but all kinds of other subjects. Knowing his blend of scholarship and deep personal faith (he was a lifelong member of the Brethren), it is no surprise that he edited The Evangelical Quarterly for over thirty years. It is not particularly surprising, either, that he also served as editor for the Palestine Exploration Quarterly; his knowledge of the Dead Sea Scrolls, from the time of their discovery through the first forty years of Scrolls scholarship, was thorough, and his judgment of them always wise. But we might be surprised to find that he also edited Yorkshire Celtic Studies for twelve years, while he was teaching, as a Scotsman in exile, in Leeds and then in Sheffield. and it is rare that the same . . .

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