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A Mind For What Matters

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Anybody who has published more than forty books and nearly 2,000 articles and who has been called "the greatest evangelical scholar of our time" is a figure to be reckoned with. Such is F. F. Bruce, who towers like a giant over the field of contemporary biblical scholarship.

Here, in his final work, Bruce has collected (and updated where necessary) eighteen of his lectures or essays related to fields of study that have particularly attracted ...

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Overview

Anybody who has published more than forty books and nearly 2,000 articles and who has been called "the greatest evangelical scholar of our time" is a figure to be reckoned with. Such is F. F. Bruce, who towers like a giant over the field of contemporary biblical scholarship.

Here, in his final work, Bruce has collected (and updated where necessary) eighteen of his lectures or essays related to fields of study that have particularly attracted him during the past half century.

Some of the essays, such as "The Humanity of Jesus Christ," "Women in the Church," and "The Bible and the Faith," are of general interest. They show Bruce to be a man of faith who follows the evidence where it leads, who listens carefully to the Spirit speaking today as well as in the past, and who makes independent judgments with a free spirit.

Because Bruce started his career as a classical scholar and then turned to biblical criticism and exegesis, most of the essays in this volume are naturally devoted to specialist or semispecialist interests. Several essays deal with issues raised by Bruce's study of the Pauline epistles and the Acts of the Apostles; other chapters discuss topics in early Judaism.

Readers will appreciate Professor Bruce's thorough and painstaking research, his clarity in treating complex themes, and his firm commitment to the truth of the gospel and to biblical Christianity -- to what really matters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802804464
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/19/1990
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Abbreviations viii
I. Prologue
1. The New Testament and Classical Studies 3
II. Early Judaism
2. Josephus and Daniel 19
3. Qumran and the Old Testament 32
4. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity 49
5. Preparation in the Wilderness: Personal Religion at Qumran 65
III. New Testament
6. The Romans Debate--Continued 79
7. Paul and "the Powers That Be" 98
8. Christ and Spirit in Paul 114
9. Chronological Questions in the Acts of the Apostles 133
10. The Church of Jerusalem in the Acts of the Apostles 150
11. Paul's Apologetic and the Purpose of Acts 166
IV. Early Church
12. Antichrist in the Early Church 181
13. The Earliest Latin Commentary on the Apocalypse 198
14. Marius Victorinus and His Works 213
V. Especially for Christian Brethren
15. Some Reflections on the Primitive Church 235
16. The Humanity of Jesus Christ 248
17. Women in the Church: A Biblical Survey 259
VI. Envoi
18. The Bible and the Faith 269
End Notes 281
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