How does the Holy Spirit guide the Christian community in its custodianship and interpretation of Scripture?
How can we understand the New Testament’s ‘community’ reading of Scripture as opposed to an ‘individual’ reading of Scripture? And what are the implications of such a corporate/Spirit-led hermeneutic for the church’s understanding of and use of Scripture today?
In this new book, Dr Trevor Reynolds addresses these questions, taking answers primarily from within Scripture itself, and argues that, although individuals can read and understand the Bible for themselves, biblical understanding in the New Testament church was essentially born of a communal interpretation, undertaken with the help of the Spirit whose nature is koinonia.
This insight presents fresh challenges for the church of today.
About the Author
Trevor Reynolds worked as a solicitor in London before training for Christian ministry under Alec Motyer and Jim Packer at Trinity College, Bristol. He served as a Baptist Pastor for nearly 30 years in Swansea and Hereford, has a PhD from the University of Wales and is a visiting lecturer at the Union School of Theology, based in Bridgend and Oxford.