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Many Christians today long to become reacquainted with their ancient ancestors in the faith. They see a deeper worship and devotion in the prayers and hymns of the early church. And they believe that the writings of the early church can shed new light on their understanding of Scripture.

But where and how do we begin? Our first encounter with the writings of the church fathers may seem like visiting a far country where the language, assumptions, concerns and conclusions are completely unfamiliar to us.

In Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers Christopher Hall helps us through this cultural confusion, introducing us to the early church, its unique world, and the sights and sounds of Scripture that are highlighted for them. As Hall points out, the ancient fathers hear music in Scripture where we remain tone-deaf. Despite their occasional eccentricities, theirs is a hearing refined through long listening in song, worship, teaching, meditation and oral reading. And like true masters they challenge and correct our modern assumptions as they invite us to tune our ears to hear the divine melodies of the Bible.

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers is an exceptional guide. Hall provides a warm, winsome, informative and indispensable introdution to who these leaders and scholars were, how they read and interpreted Scripture, and how we might read Scripture with them for all its worth.

You may also be interested in Hall’s Learning Theology with the Church FathersWorshiping with the Church Fathers, and Living Wisely with the Church Fathers.

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
• Author: Christopher Hall
• Publisher: InterVarsity Press (1998)

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March 19, 2020  |  6:23 PM   |    Fantastic (5)
You will get a better indication of the contents of this book from the screenshot And not from the title.

I didnt spend enough time looking at the image on the product page so from the title, I was expecting passages of scripture with various interpretations by the fathers. That really comes in the subsequent volumes, such as learning theology with the fathers.

Having said that, this volume is an excellent introduction to the church fathers and the kinds of thoughts that were developing around the same time as the early church was sorting out what being a Christian meant.

I dont feel i have been reading scripture with the fathers in this volume (though i certainly do in his other volumes). Rather i feel that i have been given an insight into the life of the fathers and a snapshot of how they used the gospels, paul and genesis in coming to Christianity or discussing theological developments with each other.

There are some great insights into the early issues such as Athanasius and ...
You will get a better indication of the contents of this book from the screenshot And not from the title.

I didnt spend enough time looking at the image on the product page so from the title, I was expecting passages of scripture with various interpretations by the fathers. That really comes in the subsequent volumes, such as learning theology with the fathers.

Having said that, this volume is an excellent introduction to the church fathers and the kinds of thoughts that were developing around the same time as the early church was sorting out what being a Christian meant.

I dont feel i have been reading scripture with the fathers in this volume (though i certainly do in his other volumes). Rather i feel that i have been given an insight into the life of the fathers and a snapshot of how they used the gospels, paul and genesis in coming to Christianity or discussing theological developments with each other.

There are some great insights into the early issues such as Athanasius and Gregory of Nazianzus refuting the teachings of Arius. This is important as Arian thoughts are still promoted today.

In addition to expositions on the scriptures, there are excerpts from letters to their congregation. There is a touching glimpse of the pastoral nature of John Chrysostom as he counsels Olympias to take care of her own health because of the oppressive nature of sickness and its tendency to sap away spiritual strength.

We also get a glimpse into the different approaches used to interpret the scriptures between the church fathers in Alexandria and Antioch.

This book is an excellent introduction into the world of the fathers and helps in setting the context to what follows in subsequent volumes.

Each chapter finishes with a detailed list for further reading.

My one criticism is that if you are reading a book on the fathers, the first two chapters are a bit redundant.