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Exploring the Bible [electronic resource] / Eric D. Barreto and Michael J. Chan.

Barreto, Eric D., 1980- (author.). Chan, Michael J., (author.). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Study and teaching.

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  • ISBN: 9781506401058
  • ISBN: 1506401058
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (vi, 128 pages).)
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2016

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General Note: Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: part 1. What is the Bible? -- 1. Who are we as readers of the Bible? -- 2. How does a text mean? -- 3. Who wrote the Bible? -- 4. Who picked the books of the Bible? -- 5. Why does translation matter? -- 6. What then is the word of God? -- 7. Who are we when we read the Bible? -- part 2. How then do we read the Bible? -- 8. How do we read creation texts? -- 9. How do we read Biblical law? -- 10. How do we read Biblical poetry? -- 11. How do we read prophecy? -- 12. How do we read wisdom literature? -- 13. How do we read narratives? -- 14. How do we read four Gospels? -- 15. How do we read the letters of Paul? -- 16. How do we read apocalyptic literature? -- Conclusion.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary: In Exploring the Bible, preseminarians and other students about to begin training in ministry join sage guides and scholars Eric D. Barreto and Michael J. Chan on a journey through Scripture. More than simply a practical guide to reading the Bible, this book will help readers claim their unique interpretive perspective and discern a living word from God. We never read the Bible by ourselves. In the encounter of ancient texts and people today, we discern alongside others how these texts speak into our communities. Contexts matter. Histories matter. Cultures matter. Peoples matter. All these matter in interpretation when we seek to proclaim some word of gospel about a God who has breathed life into us. Barreto and Chan invite us to bring our full, authentic selves to a text that will affirm and challenge us, confirm and transform us, delight and concern us. There, God speaks, and we can hear God's word in a new way.
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