Engaging the Christian Scriptures: An Introduction to the Bible (2nd Edition)
:This readable, faith-friendly, one-semester textbook aids students as they engage in their first reading of the biblical text in an academic setting. The authors, who have significant undergraduate teaching experience, approach the Christian Scriptures from historical, literary, and theological perspectives....
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:This readable, faith-friendly, one-semester textbook aids students as they engage in their first reading of the biblical text in an academic setting. The authors, who have significant undergraduate teaching experience, approach the Christian Scriptures from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. Text boxes, illustrations, maps, and suggestions for further reading are included. This new edition incorporates professor and student feedback, adds a glossary, has been revised throughout, and is supplemented by updated and expanded web-based pedagogical resources.
Derek S. Dodson (Ph.D., Baylor University, Waco) is a Lecturer, Department of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He is the author of Reading Dreams: An Audience-Critical Approach to the Dreams in the Gospel of Matthew.
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Bellinger is W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Professor of Bible in the Religion Department of Baylor University and an ordained Baptist minister.
- :<b>contents</b>1. Places To Begin<i>why Read The Bible?how Did We Get The Bible?how Shall We Read The Bible?suggested Reading</i><b>part One: The Old Testament</b>2. Pentateuch<i>the Old Testament Worldprimeval Historyancestral Storiesthe Composition Of The Pentateuchexodus And Covenantsojourn In The Wildernesstheological Reflection: Creation And Covenantsuggested Reading</i>3. Former And Latter Prophets<i>historical And Social Contexts Of The Prophetssettlement In The Landmovement To Monarchythe Latter Prophetsexile And Beyondtheological Reflection: Crises Of Monarchy And Exilesuggested Reading</i>4. Writings<i>the Context Of The Writingsthe Psalmsthe Wisdom Booksdanielthe Five Scrollstheological Reflection: Faith And Culturesuggested Reading</i><b>part Two: The New Testament</b>5. Between The Testaments<i>sociohistorical Developmentsjewish Beliefs And Religious Practices In Antiquitygreek And Roman Beliefs And Religious Practices In Antiquitysuggested Reading</i>6. The Gospels And The Acts Of The Apostles<i>the World Of The Gospelsthe Genre And Literary Tradition Of The Gospelthe Gospel According To Markthe Gospel According To Matthewthe Gospel According To Lukethe Gospel According To Johnthe Acts Of The Apostlestheological Reflection: Unity And Diversitysuggested Reading</i>7. Paul And The Pauline Tradition<i>paul's Life, Ministry, And Lettersthe First Letter Of Paul To The Thessaloniansthe Letter Of Paul To The Galatiansthe First Letter Of Paul To The Corinthiansthe Second Letter Of Paul To The Corinthiansthe Letter Of Paul To The Romansthe Letter Of Paul To The Philippiansthe Letter Of Paul To Philemonthe Pauline Traditiontheological Reflection: The Contours Of Paul's Theologysuggested Reading</i>8. The General Letters And Revelation<i>the World Of Early Christiansthe Letter To The Hebrewsthe Letter Of Jamesthe First Letter Of Peterthe Second Letter Of Peter And The Letter Of Judethe Johannine Lettersthe Revelation To Johntheological Reflection: A Fitting Conclusionsuggested Reading</i>conclusion: Overarching Story Of The Christian Scripturesglossaryindexes