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The good book : reading the Bible with mind and heart

Author: Peter J Gomes
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Good Book is a brilliant and inspiring look at the Bible today from the preacher to Harvard University, a man Time magazine called one of the seven best preachers in America. "The theme of this book," writes Peter Gomes in his introduction, "is the risk and the joy of the Bible: risk in that we might get it wrong, and joy in the discovery of the living Word becoming flesh. It is around this theme that I
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Gomes
ISBN: 0688134475 9780688134471
OCLC Number: 35183998
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1996
Description: xv, 383 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What's it all about? --
A matter of interpretation --
The Bible in America --
Hard texts and changing times --
The Bible and race : the moral imagination --
The Bible and anti-Semitism : Christianity's original sin --
The Bible and women : the conflicts of inclusion --
The Bible and homosexuality : the last prejudice --
The Bible and the good life --
The Bible and suffering --
The Bible and joy --
The Bible and evil --
The Bible and temptation --
The Bible and wealth --
The Bible and science --
The Bible and mystery.
Responsibility: Peter J. Gomes.

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The Good Book is a brilliant and inspiring look at the Bible today from the preacher to Harvard University, a man Time magazine called one of the seven best preachers in America. "The theme of this book," writes Peter Gomes in his introduction, "is the risk and the joy of the Bible: risk in that we might get it wrong, and joy in the discovery of the living Word becoming flesh. It is around this theme that I formulate three basic questions which the thoughtful reader.

Brings to the Bible: What is it? How is it used? What does it have to say to me?" With compassion, humor, and insight, Gomes gives us the tools we need to make the Bible a dynamic part of our daily lives - and reminds us that the Bible is not just doctrine and interpretation, but one of the most available and extraordinary means by which we are brought into proximity with the divine.

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