Making Sense of the Bible

Written By Helen-Ann Hartley
Making Sense of the Bible
  • Publsiher : SPCK
  • Release : 17 June 2011
  • ISBN : 0281066604
  • Pages : 96 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Making Sense of the Bible written by Helen-Ann Hartley which was release on 17 June 2011, this book published by SPCK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: One of a series of 6 small books dealing in a short and accessible way with the key concerns for Christians. Again and again, we hear that such-and-such an opinion is not 'biblical', implying that the Bible speaks with a unified voice on any matter. With humour and examples drawn from art and life, Helen-Ann Hartley argues that our reading of this varied collection of writings has to be generous, not exclusive. To appreciate fully the Bible's richness and diversity, we have to wrestle critically and creatively with themes that attract us and repel us. Not only should we draw meaning from the Bible, we must let our lives contribute meaning to the stories it tells, engaging in conversation with those stories and allowing them to urge us into being -- to think, speak and act. Ultimately, to make sense of the Bible, we need to make sense of who we are in relationship to God.

Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : Helen-Ann Hartley
  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release Date : 2011-06-17
  • Total pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : One of a series of 6 small books dealing in a short and accessible way with the key concerns for Christians. Again and again, we hear that such-and-such an opinion is not 'biblical', implying that the Bible speaks with a unified voice on any matter. With humour and examples drawn from ...

Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : H. H. Drake Williams
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Most people probably have a copy of the Bible in their homes, some hold one in their hands each week at church-and perhaps even attend a Bible study- but not everyone sees or appreciates the great beauty and intricate composition of the Bible," writes author Drake Williams. "The Bible, as ...

Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : David Whitehead
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : I Want to Read the Bible, but Where Do I Start? The Bible can seem like an intimidating book, but it may be easier to understand than you think. Making Sense of the Bible will teach you how to enjoy studying it on your own. David Whitehead has been helping ...

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Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : Antony F. Campbell
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 306
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Indicates how current trends in scriptural scholarship may benefit modern faith....

Shaped by God s Story Making Sense of the Bible

Shaped by God s Story  Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : Alan Le Grys
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-07-12
  • Total pages : 169
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Study of the Bible in contemporary British society. The Bible is often seen by Christians and non-churchgoers as a 'handbook' for Christian living. Christian theology, however, also suggests that Bible reading is transformative - it changes people. This study explores some empricial research to test this idea....

Making Sense of the Old Testament Three Crucial Questions

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  • Author : Tremper III Longman
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 1999-02-01
  • Total pages : 156
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : A noted biblical scholar explores three questions Christians often ask about the Old Testament and provides answers that are both satisfying and understandable....

Making Sense of the Old Testament

Making Sense of the Old Testament
  • Author : Ronald V. Evans
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Have you read the Old Testament—all thirty-nine books from Genesis to Malachi? If you have, you know the challenge. The language is archaic with unfamiliar names and places. It is not an easy book to read. To make sense of these texts, I have focused on the narrative of ...

The Bible A Story that Makes Sense of Life

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  • Author : Andrew Ollerton
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : 'Honest, revealing insight into the bestselling book of all time.' Bear Grylls 'A stimulating and accessible survey of history's most influential book.' Tom Holland, historian and author of Dominion 'Personal and profound; informative and practical. If you want to experience the Bible as a rich source of guidance ...

Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible
  • Author : Adam Hamilton
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Denominations from evangelical to mainline continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. The underlying debate isn’t about a particular social issue, but instead it is about how we understand the nature of scripture and how we should interpret it. The world’s bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book ...

Making Sense of the Hebrew Bible

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  • Author : Robert A. Butterfield
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Total pages : 120
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Understanding the Hebrew Bible has never been easy. Even great scholars have had to be content with understanding only bits and pieces of it. The main reason was the lack of hard evidence about Israel's history. Without such evidence, one could only guess about why and when a text was ...

Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide

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  • Author : Christian Hofreiter
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : The divine commands to annihilate the seven nations living in Canaan (to 'devote them to destruction', herem in Biblical Hebrew) are perhaps the most morally troubling texts of the Hebrew and Christian bibles. Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages addresses the challenges these texts pose. ...

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology

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  • Author : C. Stephen Evans
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : In recent years the Christian faith has been challenged by skeptics, including the New Atheists, who claim that belief in God is simply not reasonable. Here prominent Christian philosopher C. Stephen Evans offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through ...

Making Sense of Your World

Making Sense of Your World
  • Author : W. Gary Phillips,William E. Brown,John Stonestreet
  • Publisher : Sheffield Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Making Sense of Your World offers a basic, accessible introduction to biblical worldview that covers all of these aspects of world-view thinking. Part One compares the basic worldviews, Part Two contrasts (and seeks to defend) the biblical worldview with the others, and Part Three constructs a biblical worldview in four ...

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Making Sense of Scripture
  • Author : David J. Lose
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Pub
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : Book is accompanied by a Leader guide and DVD....

Making Sense of the Future

Making Sense of the Future
  • Author : Wayne A. Grudem
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0281066604
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Summary : With clear writing and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of the Future explores the fulfillment of Scripture—the bodily return of Christ.Topics include but are not limited to the primary views of the Millennium (thousand years): Amillennialism—...