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Reading the Bible Wisely

Richard Briggs
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Reading the Bible Wisely
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Reading the Bible Wisely

Richard Briggs

What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. First, it looks at the basic questions of reading in context--historical, literary, and theological--and understanding the significance of the two-testament structure of the Christian Bible. Then it looks at how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture. Finally, it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. New to this revised edition are chapters addressing the significance of the Old Testament, the performative function of Scripture, and how reading Scripture actually helps form the reader. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues.

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What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. First, it looks at the basic questions of reading in context--historical, literary, and theological--and understanding the significance of the two-testament structure of the Christian Bible. Then it looks at how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture. Finally, it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. New to this revised edition are chapters addressing the significance of the Old Testament, the performative function of Scripture, and how reading Scripture actually helps form the reader. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues.
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What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? This introductory book explores how Scripture itself gives us the resources to read it wisely. First, it looks at the basic questions of reading in context--historical, literary, and theological--and understanding the significance of the two-testament structure of the Christian Bible. Then it looks at how the Bible can itself contribute to shaping a wise doctrine of Scripture. Finally, it considers some of the many hermeneutical perspectives that contribute to reading the Bible wisely. New to this revised edition are chapters addressing the significance of the Old Testament, the performative function of Scripture, and how reading Scripture actually helps form the reader. The aim throughout is to explore key questions critical to the task of reading the Bible generously, constructively, and in a comprehensible way, without oversimplifying core theological issues.
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Meet the Author

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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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 362074
  • Product Code 9781621891956
  • ISBN 162189195X
  • EAN 9781621891956
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cascade Books
  • Publication Date Sep 2011
  • Sales Rank #83979
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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