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Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction To The Bible and its Interpretation [Paperback]

By Gorman Michael (Contributor)
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Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   1.08 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2005
ISBN  1565639278  
EAN  9781565639270  

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Most Bible introductions are the product of a single person or present only one perspective. Written by and for people from a variety of faith traditions, this distinctive introduction represents the work of 15 Protestant and Catholic scholars-all members of the same theological faculty, but representing a diversity of backgrounds and approaches. Part I introduces the Bible itself: its library-like character; its geography, history, and archaeology; the books of each Testament; important noncanonical books; the Bible's various Jewish and Christian forms; and its transmission and translation. Part II covers the interpretation of the Bible at various times, in various traditions, and for various reasons: in the premodern period and in the modern and postmodern eras, including recent critical, theological, and ideological approaches; in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and African-American Churches; and for spiritual growth, social justice, and Christian unity. Offering helpful insight into how Christians (and others) have agreed and disagreed in their approaches to the Bible, it provides students with a clear, succinct introduction to Scripture as divine and human word.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Michael J. Gorman (PhD, Princeton
Theological Seminary) is Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he formerly served as dean of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology. He has authored or edited ten books, including Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission and Elements of Biblical Exegesis.

Michael J. Gorman was born in 1955.

Michael J. Gorman has published or released items in the following series...
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Not Quite Ecumenical  Oct 3, 2005
I pre-ordered this book because I was looking for a truly ecumenical introduction to the Scriptures for a university course I am creating. There is much that is admirable (e.g. readability, organization, and tone) about this text, but it is far from ecumenical. Giving nods to Roman Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox, and African-American understandings of the Bible, it is nevertheless written primarily from the perspective of mainline (theologically liberal) Protestantism.

Of the 15 authors, not one represents the Evangelical understanding (which is denigrated in this text), nor a Fundamentalist perspective (which the authors seem to confuse with Evangelicalism), nor even an Anabaptist viewpoint (the Church of the Brethren contributor to the text was apparently writing from a mainline, as opposed to Anabaptist standpoint).

It is rather dismissive of those who would believe in inerrancy, creationism, conservative politics, biblicism, or American exceptionalism. I do not share in all of those viewpoints, but I cannot imagine a truly ecumenical approach to Scripture that does not do them justice. We need such a book. This text, unfortunately, is not it. This probably reflects the fact that all of the contributors are associated with a single seminary and therefore do not reflect the full range of available options.

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