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Opening The Bible

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 0814604080
Genre : Religion
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This book is to consider some of the special ques-tions and problems which surround the Bible itself--a book for which all blurbs are impossible.

Opening The Bible

Author : Roger Ferlo
ISBN : 9781461660699
Genre : Religion
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For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer. Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the way it does, the theology that lies behind the many different versions and translations, how to deal with the notes and cross-references, and the practical tools needed for studying the Bible. Above all he teaches the importance of approaching the Bible with respect—a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, which must be read on its own terms. Ferlo identifies the ground rules of reading Scripture for Anglicans, noting the particular ways Anglicans have read the Bible for revelation, insight, and ethical directives, and suggesting that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.

Genesis

Author : Hermann Gunkel
ISBN : 9783525516515
Genre : Bible
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Genesis

Author : Hermann Gunkel
ISBN : 9783647516516
Genre : Fiction
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Opening The Bible

Author : Anthony Campbell
ISBN : 9781922239808
Genre : Religion
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"When Tony Campbell, aged 75, asked the Council of Jesuit Theological College for Emeritus status and retirement from JTC, both were granted most graciously, along with a testimonial document which said in part: ïHis teaching has combined evocation and provocation in the best sense of those terms. He has mentored research students with scholarly exactitude and personal care. He has published books of the highest scholarly quality, of engaging readability, and of passionate conviction.Í When we at ATF were considering asking him for a volume of Collected Works or Selected Writings, we were well aware that ïpublished books of the highest scholarly qualityÍ were likely to be found on the shelves of libraries and of specialised academics, but not with students and others generally interested. There may be a dozen or more of TonyÍs books on the list from Amazon.com booksellers, along with another two or three that are not listed there. But most are heavy-duty specialist works, not easily accessible even to the educated public. We were equally well aware that there was a surprising number of essays and articles scattered in journals and proceedings of conferences that were, because of the scattering, often just as inaccessible. We thought that a collection of these in a single volume would be of great value to those interested. In the Introduction to this volume, Father Campbell has gone into some detail about the contents. Suffice for us to say that Job and the issues associated with suffering concern us all, that the interplay of history and narrative is a constant in the understanding of much biblical text, and that the nature of the Bible and its role in our lives is a major concern for most thinking Christians. While Father CampbellÍs focus is on the Older Testament, pondering what he looks at throws light on much of the Newer Testament as well. The writings Tony Campbell has pulled together in this single volume address significant issues within the readable length of an article or a talk. Addressed originally to thinking people, we at ATF believe they are likely to be of interest to a wide audience."

Opening The Bible

Author : Robert Kysar
ISBN : 0806635940
Genre : Religion
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Many people are looking at the Bible again -- or for the first time -- for meaning for their lives. They come with honest questions: -- Is the Bible the Word of God? -- Why are there so many differing interpretations of the Bible? -- How can I know which one is right? -- Are the miracles reported in the Bible real events? -- How can I read the Bible to find meaning for my life?In a direct, clear way that respects the Bible and the questions of the spiritual seeker, biblical scholar Robert Kysar tackles the hard questions for a new generation of faithful people. It's ideal for lay readers, adult study groups, and introductory college and seminary classes.

Introducing The Uncommon Lectionary

Author : Thomas G. Bandy
ISBN : 9781426725487
Genre : Religion
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Lays out the plan for a collection of readings from Scripture designed for the needs of seekers and the unchurched. The church has used lectionaries–lists of scriptures to be read on particular Sundays throughout the year–across its long history. Yet most lectionaries are inward-looking: they presuppose hearers who are familiar with the biblical story and accustomed to gearing their lives around the Christian year. Yet in the increasingly pagan world of North America, the church’s task is to reach out to those who are spiritually hungry, yet unfamiliar with the Christian story. In this important new work Tom Bandy has given those who plan and lead worship a new lectionary, specifically geared to the needs of seekers. He lays out a plan for a trip through the central biblical narratives, the purpose of which is to provide seekers with a basic understanding of the gospel, and to call disciples to a deeper experience of Christian faith.

Ten Keys For Opening The Bible

Author : Jacques Vermeylen
ISBN : 0826412564
Genre : Religion
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A clear and readable guide to the Old Testament for students and adult study groups. This brief but comprehensive introduction to the Old or First Testament does two things: first, Jacques Vermeylen provides the necessary background for reading the Bible with understanding and appreciation; second, he summarizes the contents of the biblical books. The first key introduces the variety of ways of reading the Bible, and here the author tries to steer a course between an archeological approach (the text as witness to a bygone age) and a dogmatic approach (the text as ready-made truth). The second key explores the geography of the Ancient Near East and of Palestine. The third offers a summary of the history of Israel from its nomadic origins to its two wars with Rome. The fourth illumines the differences between Jewish readings of the Hebrew Bible and Christian readings of the First Testament. The next five chapters or keys consider blocks of biblical books in the light of their historical origins. Areas examined are the foundation stories (Genesis to Judges), the monarchy (from Saul to the prophets), the great trial (the Deuteronomistic and priestly schools), the time of God's silence (Zerubbabel, Nehemiah, and Ezra), and the challenge of the new culture (Kohelet, Sirach, Daniel, and the Book of Wisdom). The final chapter considers Jesus and Scripture, with Scripture as the key to Jesus and Jesus as the key to Scripture. Key passages are recommended for reading throughout.>

Opening Scripture

Author : Lisa M. Gordis
ISBN : 0226304124
Genre : History
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"Opening Scripture provides a thorough and original account of ministerial and lay strategies for interpreting Scripture in the Massachusetts Bay. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast literature and history of the period, Lisa Gordis moves deftly through discussions of major figures and events. This is a significant intervention in the study of Puritan New England."—Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame What role did the Bible really play in Puritan New England? Many have treated it as a blunt instrument used to cudgel dissenters into submission, but Lisa M. Gordis reveals instead that Puritan readings of the Bible showed great complexity and literary sophistication—so much complexity, in fact, that controversies over biblical interpretation threatened to tear Puritan society apart. Drawing on Puritan preaching manuals and sermons as well as the texts of early religious controversies, Gordis argues that Puritan ministers did not expect to impose their views on their congregations. Instead they believed that interpretive consensus would emerge from the process of reading the Bible, with the Holy Spirit assisting readers to understand God's will. Treating the conflict over Roger Williams, the Antinomian Controversy, and the reluctant compromises of the Halfway Covenant as symptoms of a crisis that was as much literary as it was social or spiritual, Opening Scripture explores the profound consequences of Puritan negotiations over biblical interpretation for New England's literature and history.

Teaching Outside The Box

Author : Andrew Zirschky
ISBN : 9781501823909
Genre : Religion
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Rather than tweaking the ways youth ministers communicate the gospel, Teaching Outside the Box, explores five distinct approaches to forming youth in the faith—approaches that open youth to experiencing the implications of the gospel in new ways. We’ll start by providing a new take on the instructional approach, and then introduce four additional approaches that are likely new to readers: community of faith, interpretive, liberation, and contemplative.

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