This is the first-ever full-length biography of Frederick Fyvie Bruce (1910-1990), one of the most influential British biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Over his lifetime F. F. Bruce authored some fifty books and nearly two thousand articles and reviews. His career offers valuable insights into key issues that affected evangelicals from the 1950s onwards, including the relationship between academic theology and church life and the perception of evangelical scholarship within the academy at large.
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Mark A. Noll
-- University of Notre Dame
"Tim Grass has written an unusually solid biography of an exceedingly solid scholar. Its pages provide a full account of F. F. Bruce's biblical scholarship and his pathbreaking leadership of evangelical intellectual life more generally. But they are also excellent on Bruce's faithful private side, especially his lifelong engagement in Brethren ministries. The result is a very good book on a very worthy subject."
I. Howard Marshall
-- Aberdeen University
"If evangelicalism in the United Kingdom has been preserved from the dangers of fundamentalism and bigotry over the past seventy years or so, the credit must go largely to the enormous influence of the outstanding, gracious, Christian teacher and writer whose career is the subject of this book. However, its appeal will be much wider than simply to those who wish to understand this significant period of contemporary history. Although he was an academic scholar, Fred Bruce had a remarkably interesting life that is related here in a fascinating manner and evaluated critically by a sympathetic observer who shares the same facility in attractive presentation as was shown by Bruce himself."
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
"A carefully researched biography of the most influential mid-twentieth century evangelical biblical scholar. . . . A good job of creating a very readable account of Bruce's life and legacy. . . . A timely and important book."
"This biography is a must purchase. . . . Bruce is that big a name, and this book is that good."