C. I. Scofield – A Forerunner of American Evangelicalism: His Character & Connection to Plymouth Brethren

Interesting to know…

Deconstructing Fundamentalism


C. I. Scofield and The Scofield Reference Bible – One man’s interpretation of the Word presented as final authority and absolute truth.


Regarding the character of the author of Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth, C. I. Scofield’s was not as spotless as I had been led on to believe.

Scofield went M.I.A. in the confederate army and joined the Union forces. He married a catholic woman, was a heavy drinker, and he was forced to resign as U.S. District Attorney of Kansas “under a cloud of scandal.” This was due to questionable financial transactions including bribes form railroads, stealing political contributions intended for the Senator he worked for, and securing bank promissory notes by forging signatures. He was possibly jailed on forgery charges, but this can’t be proven by public record. He abandoned his wife and two daughters. Consequently his wife divorced him and that same year he…

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