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Reading Scripture with the Saints
Black, C. Clifton

Cambridge: Lutterworth, 2015 pp. xxvi + 263. £20.00


Description: Reading Scripture with the Saints is a small museum. On its pages hang portraits of Christianity's "masters of the sacred page": Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, Benedict of Nursia, Maximus Confessor, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and Charles Wesley. Other, surprising figures also appear, such as Shakespeare, Washington and Lincoln. How did these figures from history interpret Scripture? What might their diverse approaches teach today's readers of the Old and New Testaments? What is missing in contemporary biblical interpretation that an awareness of the history of exegesis might complete? Join C. Clifton Black as he traverses the Bible, Church History, systematic theology, Elizabethan drama and American politics. Reading Scripture with the Saints retrieves pre-modern insights for a post-modern world.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Theological Approaches, History of Interpretation

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Review by Edward W. Klink III
Published 2/14/2019
Citation: Edward W. Klink III, review of C. Clifton Black, Reading Scripture with the Saints, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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