Engaging the Christian Scriptures
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:This readable, affordable, and faith-friendly introduction to the Bible aids students as they engage in their first informed 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. The book is designed for a one-semester course and is meant to be read alongside the biblical text, enabling students to become educated readers of the Bible. In the process, it introduces critical perspectives and approaches without undermining the theological claims found in the Christian Scriptures. The book includes text boxes, illustrations, maps, and suggestions for further reading and is supplemented by web-based pedagogical resources.
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Meet the Authors
W H Bellinger (Jr)
Bellinger is W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Professor of Bible in the Religion Department of Baylor University and an ordained Baptist minister.
Derek S Dodson
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.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Table Of Contents
1. Places To Begin
why Read The Bible?
how Did We Get The Bible?
how Shall We Read The Bible?
the Old Testament World
exodus And Covenant
sojourn In The Wilderness
theological Reflection: Creation And Covenant
3. Former And Latter Prophets
historical And Social Contexts Of The Prophets
settlement In The Land
movement To Monarchy
the Latter Prophets
exile And Beyond
theological Reflection: crises Of Monarchy And Exile
the Context Of The Writings
poetry And Worship
poetry And Wisdom
daniel And The Five Scrolls
theological Reflection: Faith And Culture
5. Between The Testaments
religious Beliefs And Practices In Antiquity
6. The Gospels And The Acts Of The Apostles
the World Of The Gospels
the Genre And Literary Tradition Of The Gospels
the Gospel Of Mark
the Gospel Of Matthew
the Gospel Of Luke
the Gospel Of John
the Acts Of The Apostles
theological Reflection: Unity And Diversity Among The Gospels And Acts
7. Paul And The Pauline Tradition
paul's Life, Ministry, And Letters
the First Letter Of Paul To The Thessalonians
the Letter Of Paul To The Galatians
the First Letter Of Paul To The Corinthians
the Letter Of Paul To The Romans
additional Undisputed Letters Of Paul
the Pauline Tradition
theological Reflection: The Contours Of Paul's Theology
8. The General Letters And Revelation
the World Of Early Christians
the Letter To The Hebrews
the Letter Of James
the First Letter Of Peter
the Second Letter Of Peter And The Letter Of Jude
the Johannine Letters
the Revelation To John
theological Reflection: A Fitting Conclusion