Adam Clarke - Saint and Scholar

By Gallagher Robert

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Adam Clarke - Saint and Scholar by Robert Gallagher and published by Classics.

Adam Clarke (1760 or 1762 – 1832) was a British Methodist theologian and Biblical scholar. He is chiefly remembered for writing a commentary on the Bible which took him 40 years to complete and which was a primary Methodist theological resource for two centuries. As a theologian, Clarke reinforced the teachings of Methodist founder John Wesley. He taught that the Bible provides a complete interpretation of God’s nature and will. He considered Scripture itself a miracle of God's grace that “takes away the veil of darkness and ignorance.” With such an understanding, Clarke was first and foremost a Biblical theologian, often uneasy with purely systematic approaches to theology.

The commentary of Dr. Clarke and the hymns of Charles Wesley are the Methodist writings which have had the widest use outside of the Methodist Connection. The skill, the care, and the catholicity of the one has given it place among the best products of Christian scholarship, while the deep soul-knowledge and the divine 'inspiration of the other has been so widely felt and so highly prized, that now Dr Clarke belongs not only to the Methodists, but to the whole English-speaking world.

This book retells the life, ministry and work of a man whose work brings much assistance in the study of the Lord’s word. On reading this little volume the reader will be left with the picture of a great-souled Christian gentleman, a humble minded scholar and an inspiring preacher great-owned of God.

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