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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

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What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: ...


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What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty--that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself." Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 365103
  • Product Code 9780830837823
  • ISBN 0830837825
  • EAN 9780830837823
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Exegesis
  • Publisher Ivp Connect
  • Publication Date Dec 2012
  • Sales Rank 7423
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.308kg

E Randolph Richards

E. Randolph Richards (M.Div. and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Dean of the School of Ministry and Professor of Biblical Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is co-author of Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His Life and Work, and The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and author of Paul and First-Century Letter Writing and The Secretary in the Letters of Paul. He has frequently served as an interim pastor, and as a missionary with the International Mission Board, SBC in East Indonesia where he served for eight years as a faculty member and consultant at an Indonesian seminary.

  • Introduction: Coming To Terms With Our Cultural Blinders
  • <strong>part One: Above The Surface</strong>
  • 1. Serving Two Masters: Mores
  • 2. The Bible In Color: Race And Ethnicity
  • 3. Just Words? Language
  • <strong>part Two: Just Below The Surface</strong>
  • 4. Captain Of My Soul: Individualism And Collectivism
  • 5. Have You No Shame? Honor/shame And Right/wrong
  • 6. Sand Through The Hourglass: Time
  • <strong>part Three: Deep Below The Surface</strong>
  • 7. First Things First: Rules And Relationships
  • 8. Getting Right Wrong: Virtue And Vice
  • 9. It&#146;s All About Me: Finding The Center Of God&#146;s Will
  • Conclusion: Three Easy Steps For Removing Our Cultural Blinders?
  • Acknowledgments
  • Resources For Further Exploration
  • Notes

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