Reading the Bible Wisely
Readers today seek serious answers to their questions about the Bible: How can I make sense of its culture and literature? In what way is it inspired? How am I to apply it to contemporary life? Richard Briggs provides stimulating...
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Readers today seek serious answers to their questions about the Bible: How can I make sense of its culture and literature? In what way is it inspired? How am I to apply it to contemporary life? Richard Briggs provides stimulating answers to these and other difficult questions in this understandable and engaging guide to reading Christian Scripture.Reading the Bible Wisely helps readers move beyond Bible study techniques and guides them in developing an overall approach to Scripture that emphasizes wisdom and spirituality. While the book is based on solid scholarship, it avoids scholarly jargon and features numerous personal anecdotes and examples.
Understand the Bible better with this accessible guide to biblical interpretation. Covers context, authority of Scripture, inspiration, canon, application, and more.
"Offers fresh and readable insights into understanding the Bible while exploring key teachings about Scripture: its context, clarity, inspiration, canon, authority, and application."
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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