Isaiah Hoogendyk on “What makes a good Biblical Scholar?”

Honest and humble engagement with the entirety of Christian history.

This includes the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and unanimous consent of the Church Fathers, ecumenical councils, creeds and confessions, holy tradition and magisterial authority, whether before or after the Protestant Reformation.


~Isaiah Hoogendyk, Biblical Data Engineer, Logos Bible Software


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Tavis Bohlinger

Dr. Tavis Bohlinger is Editor-in-Chief of the Logos Academic Blog and Creative Director at Reformation Heritage Books. He holds a PhD from Durham University and writes across multiple genres, including academia, poetry, and screenwriting. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and three children.

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  • este es un website que nos ayuda mucho a hacer el estudio de la Biblia en sus lenguas raíces más fácil de entenderlas.

  • There is no unanimous consent of the Fathers and to say so would not be an honest engagement with Church History.

    • I agree that there has not been a universal agreement on many issues. However, I think what Isaiah Hoogendyk meant was the elements of Christian Doctrine that the recognized Church Fathers did unanimously agree upon. Such things as there being one God, Jesus as Lord and savior of humanity, the deity of Christ, etc. The Church has not always agreed on every part of secondary matters nor the application of some doctrinal practices, but fundamental and core doctrines are the foundation of what we have accepted and teach.

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