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The Resource How to read the Bible, Harvey Cox

How to read the Bible, Harvey Cox

Label
How to read the Bible
Title
How to read the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Harvey Cox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Renowned religion expert and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the heart of devotional practice, a source of guidance and inspiration rich with insightful life lessons. On the other side of the spectrum, academics have studied the Bible using scientific analysis to examine its historical significance and meaning. The gap between these readings has resulted in a schism with far-reaching implications: Without historical context, ordinary people are left to interpret the Bible literally, while academic readings overlook the deeply personal connections established in church pews, choir benches, and backyard study groups. In How To Read the Bible, Cox explores three different lenses commonly used to bring the Bible into focus: Literary--as narrative stories of family conflict, stirring heroism, and moral dilemmas; History--as classic texts with academic and theological applications; Activism--as a source of dialogue and engagement to be shared and applied to our lives. By bringing these together, Cox shows the Bible in all its rich diversity and meaning and offers us a contemporary activist version that wrestles with issues of feminism, war, homosexuality, and race. The result is a living resource that is perpetually evolving as our understanding changes and deepens from generation to generation."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
220.6/1
Index
index present
LC call number
BS511.3
LC item number
.C695 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
How to read the Bible, Harvey Cox
Link
http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/4/9780062343154.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Serpents, floods, and the mystery of evil : the Book of Genesis -- Following the footsteps of Moses : the Book of Exodus -- Battles and burlesques in the conquest of Canaan : the Book of Joshua -- Talking back to God from the garbage heap : the Book of Job -- Listening to the voices of the voiceless : Amos and the prophets -- Getting to the final four : gospels, kept and discarded -- Looking over the shoulders of the writers : Matthew, Mark, and Luke -- On the road with Paul of Tarsus : the Epistles -- Surviving a turbulent trip : the Book of Revelation -- How do we read the Bible today? -- Appendix: What language did Jesus speak?
Control code
1598388
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062343161
Lccn
2015001457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598388
  • (Sirsi) 1598388
  • (OCoLC)883146157
Label
How to read the Bible, Harvey Cox
Link
http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/4/9780062343154.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Serpents, floods, and the mystery of evil : the Book of Genesis -- Following the footsteps of Moses : the Book of Exodus -- Battles and burlesques in the conquest of Canaan : the Book of Joshua -- Talking back to God from the garbage heap : the Book of Job -- Listening to the voices of the voiceless : Amos and the prophets -- Getting to the final four : gospels, kept and discarded -- Looking over the shoulders of the writers : Matthew, Mark, and Luke -- On the road with Paul of Tarsus : the Epistles -- Surviving a turbulent trip : the Book of Revelation -- How do we read the Bible today? -- Appendix: What language did Jesus speak?
Control code
1598388
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780062343161
Lccn
2015001457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1598388
  • (Sirsi) 1598388
  • (OCoLC)883146157

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