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Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century

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In order to understand and appreciate contemporary evangelicalism, it is important to become familiar with modern evangelical Bible interpreters. The editors have produced a survey of thirty-five twentieth-century evangelical biblical scholars to provide an illuminating glimpse into the lives of thirty-five influential biblical interpreters. These interpreters represent different denominational and theological perspectives. In examining the life and legacy of these evangelicals, each entry includes biographical facts, theological development, scholarly contributions, and evaluations. Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century makes a solid reference resource for scholars, students, and pastors.

Selected scholars had to meet the following criteria:

  • at least part of their career was in the 20th century
  • identified with and influenced the evangelical movement
  • their major interest was in Biblical studies, rather than systematic theology

The evangelical voices presented here are: John Charles Ryle, William Henry Green, John Albert Broadus, Theodor Zahn, Adolf Schlatter, Robert Dick Wilson, Geerhardus Vos, A. T. Robertson, Richard C. H. Lenski, Oswald T. Allis, Arthur W. Pink, William Hendriksen, Ned Bernard Stonehouse, Edward Musgrave Blaiklock, Merrill Chapin Tenney, Edward Joseph Young, Merrill Frederick Unger, Frederick Fyvie Bruce, George Eldon Ladd, William Sanford LaSor, John Wenham, Bruce M. Metzger, Leon Lamb Morris, Donald Guthrie, Donald J. Wiseman, R. K. Harrison, Joyce Baldwin-Caine, J. Barton Payne, Ralph Philip Martin, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Gordon D. Fee, Edwin M. Yamauchi, Peter C. Craigie, D. A. Carson, and Nicholas Thomas Wright.

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“choose between being expert in the ancient sources and being expert in modern critical opinion. He chose the former.” (Page 67)

“early ministry Pink was a dispensationalist, but he repudiated dispensationalism in his later years” (Page 139)

“a ‘dictationist,’ the matter was a simple either/or” (Page 183)

For anyone interested in 20th century evangelical theology, this is a must.

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  • Title: Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century: A Selection of Evangelical Voices
  • Authors: Walter A. Elwell, J. Denny Weaver
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Print Publication Date: 1999
  • Logos Release Date: 2008
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History; Biblical scholars › Biography; Evangelists › Biography
  • ISBNs: 9781441254306, 0801020735, 9780801020735, 1441254307
  • Resource ID: LLS:BBLINTR20CEN
  • Resource Type: Encyclopedia
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-05-31T19:22:11Z

About the Editors

Walter A. Elwell earned a B.A. and an M.A. from Wheaton College and went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He has been an instructor in Greek at North Park College in Chicago, Illinois, and a professor of Bible at Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi. He currently serves as professor of biblical studies and dean of the graduate school at Wheaton College. Elwell functions as a consultant to both the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and the Evangelical Book Club. He has edited numerous reference works, including Evangelical Dictionary of Theology and Handbook of Evangelical Theologians and is the co-author of Encountering the New Testament.

J. D. Weaver has worked as a senior acquisitions editor of academic and reference books at Baker Book House.

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