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The Resource The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously, Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington

The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously, Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington

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The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously
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The Bible and the believer
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how to read the Bible critically and religiously
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Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
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eng
Review
  • Three well-known Bible scholars from different religious traditions demystify the historical-critical approach to reading the Bible. Brettler explains the Jewish tradition of ongoing development of biblical interpretation. Enns has the complicated task of shedding light on Protestants' central relationship to Scripture, and he wisely first defines terms so readers can better understand which Protestants he means. Harrington illuminates Catholic attitudes toward the Bible. All offer fairly broad-brush overviews of a subject about which many more words could be expended, but this volume fruitfully unites different faith perspectives in multi-voiced conversation. Each major essay by a contributor includes short responses from the other two writers. Because of its focus and generality, this is a perfect book for Bible Studies 101 in seminaries and also for serious church groups. It shows that engaging one's God-given brain while reading sacred texts does not threaten in any way one's soul-anchored faith. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed October 29, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 44, p)
  • This work features Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant perspectives on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from three reputable scholars. Brettler (Biblical studies, Brandeis Univ.; How To Read the Jewish Bible ), Peter Enns (Biblical studies, Eastern Univ.; The Evolution of Adam ), and Daniel J. Harrington (New Testament, Boston Coll.; Meeting St. Mark Today ) provide an overview of the historical-critical approach to Biblical studies and also sketch the history of hermeneutics. The authors contend that the Bible can be read critically as well as religiously; no dichotomy exists between an "academic Bible" and a "faith Bible." Overall, the authors wish to convey that a critical reading of the Bible is not a threat to religious believers. VERDICT This even-handed work is a welcome contribution not only to biblical scholars, but also to laity. It will foster respectful ecumenical as well as interfaith dialog (not debate). The extensive footnotes and glossary of terms further assist readers. A good addition to academic, theological, and general collections.— Brian Smith McCallum, Arlington Heights Memorial Lib., IL --Brian Smith McCallum (Reviewed July 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 137, issue 12, p89)
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Brettler, Marc Zvi
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220.601
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index present
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BS476
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.B597 2012
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1961-
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  • Enns, Peter
  • Harrington, Daniel J
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  • Religion
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how to read the Bible critically and religiously
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The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously, Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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My Bible: a Jew's perspective / Marc Zvi Brettler -- Response by Daniel J. Harrington -- Response by Peter Enns -- Reading the Bible critically and religiously: Catholic perspectives / Daniel J. Harrington -- Response by Peter Enns -- Response by Marc Zvi Brettler -- Protestantism and biblical criticism: one perspective on a difficult dialogue / Peter Enns -- Response by Marc Zvi Brettler -- Response by Daniel J. Harrington
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907487
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24 cm
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ix, 210 pages
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9780199863006
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2012003510
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(Sirsi) i9780199863006
Label
The Bible and the believer : how to read the Bible critically and religiously, Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, Daniel J. Harrington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Bible: a Jew's perspective / Marc Zvi Brettler -- Response by Daniel J. Harrington -- Response by Peter Enns -- Reading the Bible critically and religiously: Catholic perspectives / Daniel J. Harrington -- Response by Peter Enns -- Response by Marc Zvi Brettler -- Protestantism and biblical criticism: one perspective on a difficult dialogue / Peter Enns -- Response by Marc Zvi Brettler -- Response by Daniel J. Harrington
Control code
907487
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 210 pages
Isbn
9780199863006
Lccn
2012003510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780199863006

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