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Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Andrew E ArterburyW H Bellinger (Jr)Derek S Dodson

Engaging the Christian Scriptures

Andrew E ArterburyW H Bellinger (Jr)Derek S Dodson

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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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About "Engaging the Christian Scriptures"

: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.
- Publisher

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

  • :contents

    1. Places To Begin
    why Read The Bible?
    how Did We Get The Bible?
    how Shall We Read The Bible?
    2. Pentateuch
    the Old Testament World
    primeval History
    ancestral Stories
    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
    4. Writings
    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
    sociohistorical Developments
    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
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 403687
  • Product Code 9780801039447
  • ISBN 0801039444
  • EAN 9780801039447
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Nov 2014
  • Sales Rank #55487
  • Dimensions 234 x 177 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.523kg

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