F.F. Bruce

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Robert Snow, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Robert Snow

    Robert Snow
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    4,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have been studying through Romans and found a book I have from F.F. Bruce. I have never read anything from him and was curious what anyone here knows about this author. Thanks.
     
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    Now I'm confused....according to Amy, we are not supposed to waste our time reading books....rather focusing all our attention on the Bible? now you want to read a book.....help me to understand this pretzel logic!
     
  3. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Prove where I said that. [snipped - inflammatory]
     
    #3 Amy.G, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  4. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    :laugh::laugh::laugh: Ahhh, sticks & stones:smilewinkgrin:
     
    #4 Earth Wind and Fire, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  5. Martin Marprelate

    Martin Marprelate
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,505
    Likes Received:
    454
    F.F. Bruce was a British theologian who died some time in the 1990s, I think. He was a lecturer in the N.T. at Manchester University if memory serves. He was a member of the Plymouth Brethren, which makes him unusual as a theologian. His book on Romans is quite well thought of, though I would say he isn't as good as Hendricksen or Murray. He wrote many other books. I have The Spreading Flame, a book on early Church history.

    Steve
     
  6. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    16,659
    Likes Received:
    159

    It has been a long time since I read anything by F.F. Bruce, but I always found his writings very instructive. He was born in Scotland and is considered one of the founders of the modern evangelical understanding of the Bible. His book New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? us considered a classic. He wrote over 40 books and was the editor of The Evangelical Quarterly.
     
  7. Amy.G

    Amy.G
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    13,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    [snipped - inflammatory]
     
    #7 Amy.G, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  8. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    The late F.F. Bruce was professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, University of Manchester, England. He was an Open Brethren and sound theology in that brand of thinking. I have 24 of his books and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his writing.

    Open Brethren are a group in England out of the original Plymouth Brethren (J.N. Darby, C.I. Scofield).

    He held some viewpoints I would disagree with, but nothing that wouldn't fit into many evangelical viewpoints of the premillennial persuasion.

    Cheers, and good reading,

    Jim
     
  9. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    Yea right!:laugh:
     
    #9 Earth Wind and Fire, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  10. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,134
    Likes Received:
    221
    Just curious - why did the OP leave the PB?
     
  11. matt wade

    matt wade
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    6,156
    Likes Received:
    76
    [snipped - inflammatory]
     
    #11 matt wade, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  12. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,972
    Likes Received:
    97
    Thanks professor Matt for those very kind words....I shall cherish them forever......ROFL! Funny though how many in here think almost the same way about you.:laugh:
     
    #12 Earth Wind and Fire, Nov 21, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2011
  13. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    quote: Just curious - why did the OP leave the PB?
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Salty, Not a question of leaving the PB's.just belonged to a different branch,,a little more open. For instance, the PB's are strict dispensationalists, and F.F.Bruce was a post tribulationist and not dispensationalist. He supported the idea of women in ministry, where PB's did not.

    Like any author, differences to the norm will show up, but nothing that affects evangelical theology. I like his writing. I liked him!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  14. Van

    Van
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    9,516
    Likes Received:
    49
    I do not own 24 books by Dr. Bruce, but one of my Bible Dictionaries, "New Bible Dictionary, Second Edition was edited in part by Dr. Bruce. It is a tad liberal for my taste, but certainly scholarly and full of sound observation based on scripture rather than speculation. I would not recommend it as your only Bible Dictionary but certainly as one of them.
     
  15. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    99
    FF Bruce was an outstanding theologian and one of the top NT scholars during his heyday. In my library I have about fifteen of his texts and often relying on his sound exegesis when doing significant textual work.

    You're benefited by reading him. Though some of his volumes are slim the volume of work he did in preparing wasn't thin. There is rarely a word on the page which hasn't received the utmost attention and contemplation.

    In other words, I'm a fan. :)
     
  16. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,416
    Likes Received:
    328
    I'm a qualified fan of F.F.Bruce myself. I am from an Open Brethren background and have respected his scholarship and godliness. I've owned a number of his books. As such a scholar as he was he did not have a doctorate --but he more than qualified for one many times over.

    In college I would go to the archives and pour over the Evangelical Quarterly and read his articles and those of other men who really dug into Scripture for our benefit.He died in 1990. It seems so long ago and yet so recent.
     
  17. JesusFan

    JesusFan
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,356
    Likes Received:
    0
    would say that all long as you rrealise that he had adopted the modern 'critical" thinking of say Fuller seminary, as being "limited" inerrancy/infallibility...

    can still profit from his books, as he was easy to read, and did do a nice job on getting the flesh from the biblical skeleton!
     

Share This Page

Loading...