Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals
Beacon Press, 2004 - 216 էջ
A thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction Understanding the Bibleis designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, it encourages all who would find in the biblical heritage an ally and not an enemy in the quest for a more just and humane world. Brief and to the point, it can easily be used to stimulate group discussions and personal reading of the biblical texts themselves, and is an excellent introduction to the Judeo-Christian tradition for those of other faiths.
Understanding the Bibleincludes four preliminary chapters on the why, who, which, and how of biblical understanding, followed by eight brief thematic chapters covering the core of the Hebrew Bible and six covering the Christian scriptures, plus chronologies, maps, and helpful suggestions for further reading.
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THE HEBREW BIBLE OLD TESTAMENT
In the Beginning Genesis 1 to 11
Matriarchs Patriarchs and Children Genesis 12 to 50
The Exodus and the Wandering in the Wilderness
Messianic Hopes and Apocalyptic Visions
CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES NEW TESTAMENT
Messages of the Kingdom and the Gospel According to Mark
The Teachings and Death of Jesus in Matthew and Luke
The Four Easter Stories
The Birth Legends and the Fourth Gospel
Paul and Rabbinic Judaism
Women Gnostics and the Early Church