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The Bible In American Life

Author : Peter Johannes Thuesen
ISBN : 9780190468910
Genre : Bible
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There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or the inspired by God. At the same time, surveys have revealed gaps in these same Americans' biblical literacy. These discrepancies reveal the complex relationship between American Christians and Holy Writ, a subject that is widely acknowledged but rarely investigated. The Bible in American Life is a sustained, collaborative reflection on the ways Americans use the Bible in their personal lives. It also considers how other influences, including religious communities and the internet, shape individuals' comprehension of scripture. Employing both quantitative methods (the General Social Survey and the National Congregations Study) and qualitative research (historical studies for context), The Bible in American Life provides an unprecedented perspective on the Bible's role outside of worship, in the lived religion of a broad cross-section of Americans both now and in the past. The Bible has been central to Christian practice, and has functioned as a cultural touchstone, throughout American history, but too little is known about how people engage it every day. How do people read the Bible for themselves outside of worship? How have denominational and parachurch publications influenced the interpretation and application of scripture? How have clergy and congregations influenced individual understandings of scripture? These questions are especially pressing in a time when denominations are losing much of their traditional cultural authority, technology is changing reading and cognitive habits, and subjective experience is continuing to eclipse textual authority as the mark of true religion. From the broadest scale imaginable, national survey data about all Americans, down to the smallest details, such as the portrayal of Noah and his ark in children's Bibles, this book offers insight and illumination from scholars across the intellectual spectrum. It will be useful and informative for scholars seeking to understand changes in American Christianity as well as clergy seeking more effective ways to preach and teach about scripture in a changing environment.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Bible In America

Author : Paul Gutjahr
ISBN : 9780190684839
Genre : Religion
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Early Americans have long been considered "A People of the Book" Because the nickname was coined primarily to invoke close associations between Americans and the Bible, it is easy to overlook the central fact that it was a book-not a geographic location, a monarch, or even a shared language-that has served as a cornerstone in countless investigations into the formation and fragmentation of early American culture. Few books can lay claim to such powers of civilization-altering influence. Among those which can are sacred books, and for Americans principal among such books stands the Bible. This Handbook is designed to address a noticeable void in resources focused on analyzing the Bible in America in various historical moments and in relationship to specific institutions and cultural expressions. It takes seriously the fact that the Bible is both a physical object that has exercised considerable totemic power, as well as a text with a powerful intellectual design that has inspired everything from national religious and educational practices to a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors to our nation's politics and foreign policy. This Handbook brings together a number of established scholars, as well as younger scholars on the rise, to provide a scholarly overview--rich with bibliographic resources--to those interested in the Bible's role in American cultural formation.

Themelios Volume 38 Issue 1

Author : D. A. Carson
ISBN : 9781625649607
Genre : Religion
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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition ( and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

No Trace Of Christmas

Author : Christoph Dohmen
ISBN : 0814627153
Genre : Religion
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In "No Trace of Christmas?", Dohmen explains why answers regarding believers' understanding of Christmas can be found not in the New but in the Old Testament. Since it was with the aid of the Old Testament that the early Church interpreted the event at Bethlehem, many of the images and biblical texts associated with Christmas only can be understood by following their Old Testament roots.

Discovering Coordinator S Manual

Author : Thomas Zanzig
ISBN : 9780884894582
Genre : Religion
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Discovering Jesus In The Old Testament

Author : William P. Beck
ISBN : 9781600349201
Genre : Religion
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Beck presents a unique Bible study plan that can enhance readers knowledge of Jesus and expand their faith in the Bible as Gods Word. (Biblical Studies)

Discovering Jesus

Author : T. D. Alexander
ISBN : 1433520087
Genre : Religion
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If asked how Matthew’s Gospel differs from Luke’s, or what aspects of Jesus’ personhood and ministry the Gospel of Mark focuses on compared to those of John, how would you answer? In Discovering Jesus, T. D. Alexander sets out to help readers understand how each Gospel account is uniquely written and why all four are important for having a rich picture of the person of Jesus Christ. Alexander guides readers to see how the Gospels display Jesus as the Son of David who establishes the kingdom of God, the Son of God who suffers to ransom others, the Savior of the world who seeks the lost, and the Lamb of God who brings eternal life through a new exodus. Each chapter ends with discussion questions for individual or group study.

Getting To Know The New Testament

Author : Stephen H. Travis
ISBN : 1894667344
Genre : Religion
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Many people today are discovering in the Bible the message which brings them closer to Christ, the giver of life in all its fullness. But do they really understand what they are reading? In writing this book Stephen Travis has tried to imagine people getting involved in Bible reading groups, perhaps for the first time and sets out what he would want to share with them if they were generous enough to give him nine or ten weekly sessions to explain how the New Testament may be approached. There are difficulties in understanding most books, especially an ancient book such as the New Testament; but rather than concentrate on the difficulties to be overcome before starting, the author offers straightforward encouragement to those who want to learn directly by reading the New Testament itself. He tackles such questions as understanding the Gospels and Epistles and the relevance of the New Testament to Christian belief, spirituality and behaviour. At the end of the book are suggestions about basic helps to Bible study. STEPHEN H. TRAVIS is Vice-Principal of St. John's College in Nottingham, Englad. His other books include Christ Will Come Again and The Bible in Time.

Idiot S Guides The Bible

Author : Benjamin Phillips, PhD
ISBN : 9781615646289
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is full of amazing stories, and everyone knows the most famous ones. But for new believers and Bible students who want to put the stories into context, see how they fit together, and understand what they are really saying, it's difficult with a traditional Bible. The full color art in Idiot's Guide: The Bible brings the each book of the Bible to life. In it, readers get: - A consistent summary of the vital statistics for each book of the Bible, in order, including the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. - A list of characters and their role in each story. - Engaging and easy-to-read summaries of the most enduring and important Bible stories. - The most important Bible quotes and passages, called out and explained in sidebars, serving as starting points for further exploration. - Full-color illustrations of Bible stories and characters, plus helpful maps and timelines to help put information into context.

Hidden In His Own Story

Author : Andrew Walton
ISBN : 9781532607592
Genre : Religion
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Hidden in His Own Story is an invitation to reconsider and re-imagine both the humanity and divinity of Jesus. It is an invitation to people who are not familiar with the Bible stories and have only heard them through other sources, also to many who have rejected traditional interpretations of the stories as religious dogma, and to many people who are so steeped in the stories that they have become cliche. Even the most clever storyteller or writer of fiction can never totally disguise or deny their personal influence on the story. And most of us have had the experience of someone beginning a story with, "I know a person who . . . " when in fact that "person" is the one telling the story. Why not imagine the same when Jesus says, "Once there was a man . . . ?"

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