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The Resource The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it, Peter Enns

The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it, Peter Enns

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The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it
Title
The Bible tells me so
Title remainder
why defending scripture has made us unable to read it
Statement of responsibility
Peter Enns
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community. Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God's plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job -- but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow. The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider -- the essence of our spiritual study
Summary
Argues that the Bible is meant to be read just as it is and not wrestled with and interpreted differently in order to fit into modern expectations
Tone
Writing style
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10381383
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Enns, Peter
Dewey number
220.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS511.3
LC item number
.E56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Christianity
  • Christian doctrines
Target audience
adult
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why defending scripture has made us unable to read it
Label
The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it, Peter Enns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'll take door number three -- God did what?! -- God likes stories -- Why doesn't God make up his mind? -- Jesus is bigger than the Bible -- No one saw this coming -- The Bible, just as it is
Control code
ocn866620905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780062272027
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014010141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866620905
Label
The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it, Peter Enns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I'll take door number three -- God did what?! -- God likes stories -- Why doesn't God make up his mind? -- Jesus is bigger than the Bible -- No one saw this coming -- The Bible, just as it is
Control code
ocn866620905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780062272027
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014010141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)866620905

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