Shelf Life Book Review: Reformation Commentary on Scripture

Douglas Magnum

Reformation Commentary on Scripture: Genesis 1–11
IVP Academic, 2012

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This volume in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series has the goal of introducing the contemporary church to the insights produced by those involved in the Protestant Reformation. This commentary provides a rich selection of interpretations, exposing readers to lesser-known interpreters like Christopher Pelargus rather than simply invoking the familiar names of Luther, Calvin and Zwingli.

This volume on Genesis 1–11 focuses on the reformers’ views of the first books of the Bible, passages that illuminate the origins of the universe, the beginnings of life, the creation of humankind, and the fall into sin and rebellion against God. The book’s introduction provides a helpful guide for using the volume and cautions against using the commentary piecemeal and losing sight of the larger cultural context of the 16th century.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation . Originally published in print, Vol. 4 No. 6