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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Iain Provan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Iain Provan, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Iain Provan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Iain Provan, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 2: Interview with Dr. Iain Provan

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An interview with Dr. Iain Provan about biblical studies, the importance of the Old Testament, how to read different genres of literature and how all of that comes together as we seek to live a life that glorifies God.
Oct 08 2019 · 29mins
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Iain Provan, “The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture” (Baylor UP, 2017)

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Exactly five centuries after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Christians continue to debate the best approach to the reading of their sacred book. The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor University Press, 2017) the latest book by Iain Provan, who is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, advises readers on how to balance the competing claims of tradition and modernity. Provan’s work proposes a “seriously literal” reading of Scripture. But what does that mean, and how can it be defended?


Provan is leading a study tour called “Walking Where Luther Walked” from 29 April to 8 May, 2019. For more information, click here.

Crawford Gribben is a professor of history at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests focus on the history of puritanism and evangelicalism, and he is the author most recently of John Owen and English Puritanism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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Oct 29 2018 · 37mins

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Iain Provan, “The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture” (Baylor UP, 2017)

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Exactly five centuries after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Christians continue to debate the best approach to the reading of their sacred book. The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor University Press, 2017) the latest book by Iain Provan, who is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, advises readers on how to balance the competing claims of tradition and modernity. Provan’s work proposes a “seriously literal” reading of Scripture. But what does that mean, and how can it be defended?


Provan is leading a study tour called “Walking Where Luther Walked” from 29 April to 8 May, 2019. For more information, click here.

Crawford Gribben is a professor of history at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests focus on the history of puritanism and evangelicalism, and he is the author most recently of John Owen and English Puritanism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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Oct 29 2018 · 37mins
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Iain Provan, “The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture” (Baylor UP, 2017)

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Exactly five centuries after Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Christians continue to debate the best approach to the reading of their sacred book. The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor University Press, 2017) the latest book by Iain Provan, who is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, advises readers on how to balance the competing claims of tradition and modernity. Provan’s work proposes a “seriously literal” reading of Scripture. But what does that mean, and how can it be defended?


Provan is leading a study tour called “Walking Where Luther Walked” from 29 April to 8 May, 2019. For more information, click here.

Crawford Gribben is a professor of history at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests focus on the history of puritanism and evangelicalism, and he is the author most recently of John Owen and English Puritanism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

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Oct 29 2018 · 37mins

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Iain Provan – The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture

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Episode: Pour yourself a wee dram of whisky and tune in as Matt and Dru talk with Iain Provan about the perils and benefits of literal(istic) interpretation of Scripture and his new book The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor, 2017). In addition to some great convo, in this episode you’ll witness the special guest appearance of an Eastern European thought leader, and a new edition of ‘How Scottish Are You?’

Guest: Iain Provan is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College (no, not Regent University) in Vancouver, BC. Provan has written numerous essays and articles, and several books including commentaries on Lamentations, 1 and 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs, and co-authored with Phil Long and Tremper Longman A Biblical History of Israel (John Knox Press, 2nd edition, 2015). He has also published Against the Grain: Selected Essays (Regent College Publishing, 2015), Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters (Baylor University Press, 2014) and Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was (Baylor University Press, 2013). His most recent book, and the topic of our interview, is The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor, 2017).

Book: (from the publisher’s website) The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture (Baylor, 2017). In 1517, Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s castle church. Luther’s seemingly inconsequential act ultimately launched the Reformation, a movement that forever transformed both the Church and Western culture. The repositioning of the Bible as beginning, middle, and end of Christian faith was crucial to the Reformation. Two words alone captured this emphasis on the Bible’s divine inspiration, its abiding authority, and its clarity, efficacy, and sufficiency: sola scriptura.

In the five centuries since the Reformation, the confidence Luther and the Reformers placed in the Bible has slowly eroded. Enlightened modernity came to treat the Bible like any other text, subjecting it to a near endless array of historical-critical methods derived from the sciences and philosophy. The result is that in many quarters of Protestantism today the Bible as word has ceased to be the Word.

In The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture, Iain Provan aims to restore a Reformation-like confidence in the Bible by recovering a Reformation-like reading strategy. To accomplish these aims Provan first acknowledges the value in the Church’s precritical appropriation of the Bible and, then, in a chastened use of modern and postmodern critical methods. But Provan resolutely returns to the Reformers’ affirmation of the centrality of the literal sense of the text, in the Bible’s original languages, for a right-minded biblical interpretation. In the end the volume shows that it is possible to arrive at an approach to biblical interpretation for the twenty-first century that does not simply replicate the Protestant hermeneutics of the sixteenth, but stands in fundamental continuity with them. Such lavish attention to, and importance placed upon, a seriously literal interpretation of Scripture is appropriate to the Christian confession of the word as Word—the one God’s Word for the one world.

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The post Iain Provan - The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture first appeared on OnScript.

Jan 09 2018 ·
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Episode 3 – The Reformation (feat. Iain Provan)

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Check out our third installment of The FOCUS Podcast! This week we bring you a very special interview with our good friend from Regent College, Dr. Iain Provan. Iain has just released a book about the Protestant Reformation, and we’re bringing you this interview right around the 500 year anniversary of the beginning of the reformation! We had so much fun talking to Iain and picking his brain about what it means to be a reformer. Be sure to check out his book The Reformation And The Right Reading of Scripture here. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to be the first to get new episodes!

Nov 05 2017 · 57mins
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#020 Iain Provan on the Reformation and Right Reading of Scripture

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Iain Provan returns to the podcast to discuss his book, The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture, releasing on October 31, 2017. Join us as he and Amy Anderson talk about the important of the Reformation, clarity of Scripture, literal reading, and how to approach difficult texts in the Bible.

Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu
Oct 20 2017 · 33mins
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Episode 6 - Iain Provan - Seriously Dangerous Religion

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Iain joins The GoodCast to talk about the sacredness of work, creation, the fall and so much else. He is an excellent human who has given his life to studying the scripture and in this episode he reframes the creation account from an ancient near eastern perspective and completely rethinks life and everything else...

There is so much goodness to hear in this episode. He has written prolifically on the Bible and specialises in the Old Testament including his most recent book, 'Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Says and Why it Matters'. He has a unique ability to embed the Biblical account into a rich context. Iain is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College in Canada and has been lecturing there for the past 20 years.

For more information feel free to email him or check out more from him at Regent College.

Sep 17 2017 · 44mins
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#012 Iain Provan on Reading Scripture

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Join Dr. Iain Provan, Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College, and host Amy Anderson as they talk about scriptural interpretation, what we mean when we say Scripture is "clear," and what we can recover from the leaders of the Reformation on these issues.

Dr. Provan's book on biblical interpretation will be released in Fall 2017 by Baylor University Press. As of this recording it was tentatively titled Seriously Literal Interpretation. The name has since been changed to The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture.

Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology, where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics. Find out more at www.regent-college.edu
Feb 03 2017 · 46mins
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A Response to OnScript's "Iain Provan – Discovering Genesis" episode

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I respond to OnScript's podcast episode that they did with Iain Provan.  I discuss the importance of knowing the original intentions of each of the sources of Genesis, how the Elohist tried to portray Jacob as a good guy, the curses in Genesis and the reason the Bible talks about annihilating everyone the Israelites conquered.

Referenced Links:

OnScript Podcast "Iain Provan – Discovering Genesis"

RE2 Podcast "Curses In Genesis"

RE2 Podcast "N.T. Wright Interview"

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Jan 26 2017 ·
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