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Book Review

Peer Reviewed


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Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Faith Integration


Frederick Fyvie Bruce (1910-1990) was one of the most influential evangelical biblical scholars of the last half of the Twentieth Century within the UK and the United States at a time when highly respected evangelical academics were rare and almost non-existent. Over his lifetime he wrote over two thousand articles and reviews plus four dozen books, mostly about the Bible, biblical commentary and interpretation, and classical language translation. His approach was nonsectarian and inclusive, from the standpoint of insightful biblical translation rather than systematized theology. This biography is a fully realized, in-depth treatment, covering both Bruce’s academic career and personal life, highlighting in the last chapter comments on his legacy, summary evaluations of Bruce’s academic impact and his personal impact on the church.


Hippenhammer, Craighton. "F.F. Bruce: A Life." Rev. of F.F. Bruce: A Life, by Tim Grass. The Christian Librarian 56.2 (2013): 97-98. Print.