Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Review: D.H. Williams, Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation

I'm not entirely sure what to do with this book. Williams says in his preface that he intended it as a companion volume to Evangelicals and Tradition. It is, basically, a collection of illustrative texts from the early church, arranged thematically, designed to complement and support Williams' arguments for a greater appreciation of tradition and the ancient church. The texts are edited by Williams, occasionally translated or altered by him. The volume comes with a short introductory essay which echoes some of his argument from the earlier volume.

Overall, I suppose this resource does make a welcome contribution, providing a usable and useful collection of texts on various themes. Nonetheless, I am still left wondering what to do with it? So, thanks, but I'm not sure what for...

Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation: A Sourcebook of the Ancient Church (Evangelical Ressourcement: Ancient Sources for the Church's Future)

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