Scriptures, Scholarship and the People of God summarizes Sven K. Soderlund's life-long endeavours in biblical studies. Trained as a textual critic of the Septuagint (LXX), Sven could have pursued a critical and scientific approach in biblical scholarship. Instead, he focused on biblical exegesis, language and theology to educate pastors, leaders, and laity to edify and build up the church.
The trajectory and order of the essays in this book try to sum up Sven Soderlund's scholarship and journey from biblical studies to textual-linguistic research, then to the synthesis of biblical exegesis, spirituality and pastoral theology for the church. Many people came to Regent College, met Sven and gravitated toward him because of his kind-hearted spirit. More than this, his passion for the Scriptures and the church was inspiring. In honor of Sven's eightieth birthday, this collection of essays is written by his colleagues and former students who have been privileged to call Sven their dear friend and mentor.