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« on: January 18, 2005, 10:50:16 AM »

I recently picked up a book called Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers by Christopher Hall. This book is sort of an introduction to the new Ancient Christian Commentary series published by Inter Varsity Press.

Has anyone read anything from this new series?

What I have read seems pretty good. It seems that the book is addressed to Evangelicals, calling them to return to the Fathers for a guide to reading Scripture.


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 11:16:35 AM »

Years ago, I signed up to have these books delivered to me as they were published. I guess I have all of the published ones - about 14 or 15 now.

The series is good, considering it's source. It is a great way for evangelicals to recognize the beauty of the early Church writings. I think at times by the selection of texts that the series minimizes some of the more "catholic" aspects of the writings, but not in a major way.

I use them as a reference when I'm studying a section of Scripture. I look it up in the series and first see what some of the Fathers had to say about it. Even though I've read a great deal of the Fathers, it still amazes me every time I read their interpretations of the Scriptures - our modern interpretations are so barren!

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