Item description for Sacramental Teaching and Practices in the Reformation Churches by Geoffrey W. Bromiley...
"In the present study we shall be primarily concerned with sacramental practice and interpretation as they are to be found in the Reformation churches and especially those which took the Reformed rather than the Lutheran path. But this does not mean that we shall be committed merely to an historical survey. "The main interest of the Reformers themselves was to be true to the teachings of Holy Scripture itself, and we shall be most loyal to them if, along with the general lines of their tradition, we attempt a biblical rather than an historical statement. This will have a threefold advantage. It will submit the Reformed interpretation itself to its own biblical standard. It will bring us into fruitful contact with other views in which over-emphases or distortions conceal positive elements of truth. And it will give to our discussion a living relevance for Christians of the present day, for whom the sacraments may never be regarded merely as objects of scientific enquiry, but must always be gratefully used as divinely ordained means of blessing." - Geoffrey W. Bromiley (from the introduction) Geoffrey W. Bromiley is professor emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is best known as the translator of numerous theological books, including the 9-volume Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1957
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802863302 ISBN13 9780802863300
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More About Geoffrey W. Bromiley
Geoffrey W. Bromiley (1915 - 2009) was professor emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He was best known as the translator of numerous theological books, including the 9-volume Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.
Bromiley, born in Bromley Cross, Lancashire, England, in 1915, earned his MA at Cambridge University and his PhD, DLitt, and DD at the University of Edinburgh. Ordained in the Church of England, he served from 1951 to 1958 as Rector of St. Thomas’s Church, Edinburgh. In 1958, he accepted the appointment as Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Fuller, where he served until his retirement in 1987.
Geoffrey W. Bromiley currently resides in Edinburgh. Geoffrey W. Bromiley was born in 1915.
Geoffrey W. Bromiley has published or released items in the following series...
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Wbeerdmans)
Jacques Ellul Legacy
Karl Barth Church Dogmatics
Library of Christian Classics (Paperback Westminster)
Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought