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Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers by Christopher A. Hall
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Aug 19, 2010

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This is a helpful book for pastors, or those interested in the subject, that shows how the early church fathers interpreted scripture. There are chapters on the Greek fathers of the east and the Latin fathers of the west, as well as chapters on the differing methods of Antioch and Alexandria. I think this book is helpful because the fathers come to us from a different culture with different presuppositions and assumptions which means they may see things in scripture we miss. Learning from our forefathers in the Christian community is vital. Of course, they are not infallible, but they may help us see where our own culture has blinded us and we are mistaken. This book is a pretty easy read and will benefit any pastor.

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