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The Resource Reading the Bible wisely : an introduction to taking Scripture seriously, Richard S. Briggs

Reading the Bible wisely : an introduction to taking Scripture seriously, Richard S. Briggs

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Reading the Bible wisely : an introduction to taking Scripture seriously
Title
Reading the Bible wisely
Title remainder
an introduction to taking Scripture seriously
Statement of responsibility
Richard S. Briggs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. First, it looks at the basic questions of reading in context--historical, literary, and theological--and understanding the significance of the two-testament structure of the Christian Bible. Then it looks at how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture. Finally, it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. New to this revised edition are chapters addressing the significance of the Old Testament, the performative function of Scripture, and how reading Scripture actually helps form the reader. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1966-
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Briggs, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bible as literature
Label
Reading the Bible wisely : an introduction to taking Scripture seriously, Richard S. Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: SPCK ; Baker Academic, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christian Scripture : the road to Emmaus -- A historical book : the Pharisee and the tax collector -- A literary work : Luke's "orderly account" -- Two testaments : Why read the Old Testament? -- An Old Testament example : reading Isaiah -- The inspiration of Scripture and the breath of God -- The canon of Scripture and the rule of faith -- The authority of Scripture : learning to live with the Bible -- Revelation : unveiled eyes and unveiled text -- Action : Scripture as speech-acts of God -- Transformation : how Scripture forms the reader -- The Word of Life and the pursuit of wisdom
Control code
ocm756608545
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and exp. edition.
Extent
xii, 153 pages
Isbn
9781610972888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756608545
  • (Sirsi) a1158214
Label
Reading the Bible wisely : an introduction to taking Scripture seriously, Richard S. Briggs
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: SPCK ; Baker Academic, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Christian Scripture : the road to Emmaus -- A historical book : the Pharisee and the tax collector -- A literary work : Luke's "orderly account" -- Two testaments : Why read the Old Testament? -- An Old Testament example : reading Isaiah -- The inspiration of Scripture and the breath of God -- The canon of Scripture and the rule of faith -- The authority of Scripture : learning to live with the Bible -- Revelation : unveiled eyes and unveiled text -- Action : Scripture as speech-acts of God -- Transformation : how Scripture forms the reader -- The Word of Life and the pursuit of wisdom
Control code
ocm756608545
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised and exp. edition.
Extent
xii, 153 pages
Isbn
9781610972888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)756608545
  • (Sirsi) a1158214

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