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Reading the Bible Wisely

Paperback|Apr 2003
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The first part of the book explores issues of biblical interpretation in connection with reading the Bible in three particular contexts - historical, literary and theological. The reader is helped by looking at specific passages in the light of these...


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The first part of the book explores issues of biblical interpretation in connection with reading the Bible in three particular contexts - historical, literary and theological. The reader is helped by looking at specific passages in the light of these approaches. The second part considers specific doctrines about the Bible* its clarity, its inspiration and its authority, and asks what it means in practice to read the Bible as an inspired or as an authoritative text.
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What does it mean to read the Bible wisely? Richard Briggs tackles some familiar questions about how to interpret the Bible with the goal of answering this question. He explores issues of biblical interpretation in three contexts - historical, literary and theological.
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Richard Briggs

Dr Richard Briggs (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is Director of Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford, and then Theology at London Bible College, and the University of Nottingham, where he obtained a PhD for a thesis on "Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation" (published as Words in Action in 2001).
He was involved in church planting ministry in Nottingham, preaches regularly, and has written widely on the subject of biblical interpretation. He is the author of Reading the Bible Wisely (SPCK, 2003); Light to Live By: How to Interpret the Bible (Scripture Union, 2005); Living for God (Piquant, 2008), and most recently The Virtuous Reader: Old Testament Narrative and Interpretive Virtue (Bakerbooks, 2010), as well as several other academic articles. Richard is married to Melody and they have three children
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