F.F. Bruce on the Vocation of a Biblical Scholar

F.F. Bruce on the Vocation of a Biblical Scholar March 1, 2012

A wonderful thought from the autobiography of F.F. Bruce:

To hear the voice of God in Holy Scripture oneself, and to help others to hear it, is a worthy cause to which to devote one’s resources; to be commissioned to devote them to this cause is a sacred trust, not to be undertaken lightly, not to be refused irresponsibly, but to be fulfilled thankfully. (In Retrospect, 312).

"Moreover, if "God" intervenes with the regularities of nature (so called "physical laws"), this suggests ..."

Some New Books on Science, Religion, ..."
"Who has ever suggested that God micromanages the pregnancy process? Believers in God do not ..."

Some New Books on Science, Religion, ..."
"In neuroscience and the soul Kevin Corcoran and Kevin Sharpe say://“𝙒𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙙𝙢𝙞𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 ..."

Some New Books on Science, Religion, ..."
"like his father, Frankie is a piece of human garbage."

Franklin Graham is coming to Australia, ..."

Browse Our Archives



TRENDING AT PATHEOS Evangelical
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • I revisit that book every couple of years. He is my favorite New Testament scholar.

  • Brilliant! I may just use this in my inaugural lecture.

  • Jay

    being originally from a Brethren background, FF Bruce has always been a kind of patron saint of mine. I like what he says when remembering his former students, and his goal of getting them to think for themselves, and also to be influenced by/sympathetic to the text and authorial intent (p235):”Although my business is to expound Scripture objectively, there is no reason why I should exclude a note of animation when expounding Romans 3:21-26 or Hebrews 9:11-14″