F.F. Bruce

F.F. Bruce


Born
in Elgin, The United Kingdom
October 12, 1910

Died
September 11, 1990

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Frederick Fyvie Bruce FBA was a Biblical scholar who supported the historical reliability of the New Testament. His first book, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? (1943), was voted by the American evangelical periodical Christianity Today in 2006 as one of the top 50 books "which had shaped evangelicals".

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The New Testament Documents...

4.27 avg rating — 1,501 ratings — published 1943 — 24 editions
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Paul: Apostle of the Heart ...

4.18 avg rating — 770 ratings — published 1969 — 11 editions
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The Canon of Scripture

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The Book of the Acts

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New Testament History

4.02 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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The Epistle to the Hebrews

4.17 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 1964 — 12 editions
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Hard Sayings of Jesus

4.05 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Romans

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The Epistles to the Colossi...

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“I think Paul would roll over in his grave if he knew we were turning his letters into torah.”
F.F. Bruce

“We are all, in our more candid moments, conscious of the fact that we bend more easily to ill than good, that we seek with greater ease the good of self than the good of others, that even our virtues are based more on fear of punishment than on love of good, and that pride, self-assertion, arrogance, the very element and essential of all sin, mingles itself like a pervading poison with all our pretence and practice of good.”
F.F. Bruce, The Open Your Bible New Testament Commentary: Page by Page

“By an act of faith the Christian reader today may identify the New Testament, as it has been received, with the entire ‘tradition of Christ’. But confidence in such an act of faith will be strengthened if the same faith proves to have been exercised by Christians in other places and at other times—if it is in line with the traditional ‘criteria of canonicity’. And there is no reason to exclude the bearing of other lines of evidence on any position that is accepted by faith. In”
F.F. Bruce, The Canon of Scripture

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