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Grace
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes dry, sometimes surprisingly entertaining. On the whole, a wholesome reminder of the possibilities of simple, straightforward prose.

Mostly, I've appreciated reading this semester about a part of the church (in time, in place, and in affiliation) that I am not familiar with, and that isn't represented here in this seminary community. C.S. Lewis' letters did this for me; F.F. Bruce did this for me — genuinely gracious and irenic men who remind me that since God is patient with people who
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James Harmeling
Mar 05, 2014 rated it liked it
One of the challenges of a historian like Bruce writing an autobiography is that he focuses more on chronology of events than on the impact of those events on his life. It would be good to hear more about the "Redbrick" university status, the IVF Biblical Research Committee, the influence of Barth, Bultmann, and Dodd, the impact of WW2, and how he reached his conclusions on egalitarianism, John's apocalypse, and Pentecostalism.

The last couple chapters delve more into his personal life and are va
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Gene
Aug 26, 2009 rated it liked it
This book was good in the sense that it showed the amazing amount of Scripture knowledge that Western Christians normally had a generation ago. Puts us to shame.

On the other hand, the reflections were a bit dry. To read about who he associated with in each teaching institute and publishing venture was just kind of boring, though he probably did it as well as such a laundry-list sort of task can be done.

I was a bit troubled by his apparent pride at having his orthodoxy questioned. Doubt he would
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Feb 25, 2008 rated it it was ok
Could not get into this book. I stopped reading it. I may try again later, but for now not so great.
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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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