Among the dizzying array of approaches to reading the Bible, the oldest, most
revered interpretive tool rises above the rest: the Rule of Faith. Faithful
interpretation of Scripture in the postmodern context has much to learn from
this ancient principle. Deeper engagement with the sacred text flourishes with
the assistance of the Rule of Faith. That engagement in turn renews the Body of
This book explores the interpretive practices of great reformers and renewers of the church, including Luther, Calvin, and Wesley, who kept up a lively dialogue with the ancient authors of the Christian movement. In that dialogue, they discovered a dynamic guide to better exegesis. Robert C. Fennell provides a compelling account of faithful interpreters from the past whose example inspires contemporary readers as they seek to understand the Bible.