What Christians Believe About the Bible
Christians talk frequently about the Bible, yet they do not always have an informed and wide-ranging understanding of varied Christian views about its nature. Don Thorsen and Keith Reeves combine their biblical and theological knowledge to create such a unique...
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Christians talk frequently about the Bible, yet they do not always have an informed and wide-ranging understanding of varied Christian views about its nature. Don Thorsen and Keith Reeves combine their biblical and theological knowledge to create such a unique introduction to the Bible.
This book not only provides an introduction to the interpretation of the Bible but also to the history and theological understanding behind it, equipping students to think critically about their own tradition's approach to Scripture. It is perfect as a supplemental textbook in both introductory biblical studies and theology courses, but it will also be of interest to adult education classes.
Don Thorsen (Ph.D., Drew University) is Professor of Theology in the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds degrees from Stanford University, Asbury Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Drew University.
His books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Tradition, Reason and Experience as a Model of Evangelical Theology; Theological Resources for Ministry: A Bibliography of Works in Theological Studies; An Exploration of Christian Theology; Inclusive Language Handbook: A Practical Guide to Using Inclusive Language and most recently What Christians Believe About the Bible
Keith Reeves is Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvrad University. A former Henry Luce Scholar, he graduated from Swarthmore College, attened Oxford University, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He was an expert witness in Hays v.<BR>Louisiana III, a Federal court challenge to the creation of Louisiana's 4th majority-black Congressional District.<BR>
- <b>introduction<br></b>1. We Are All Students Of The Bible<br>2. A Brief History Of The Bible<br><b>interpretation Of The Bible<br></b>3. Genre<br>4. Historical Context<br>5. Literary Context<br><b>theology Of The Bible<br></b>6. Religious Authority<br>7. Inspiration Of The Bible<br>8. The Bible, Truth, And Error<br>9. Views Of The Bible's Trustworthiness<br><b>conclusion<br></b>10. What Then Should We Do?<br>appendix 1: Books Of The Hebrew Bible<br>appendix 2: Books Of The Protestant Old Testament<br>appendix 3: Books Of The Apocryphal/deuterocanonical Books<br>appendix 4: Books Of The New Testament<br>indexes