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The good book : reading the Bible with mind and heart

Author: Peter J Gomes
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An interpretation to the moral and social issues addressed in the Bible.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Gomes
ISBN: 0380723239 9780380723232
OCLC Number: 39110790
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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An interpretation to the moral and social issues addressed in the Bible.

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Apologia ix PART ONE - Opening the Bible - Chapter 1: What's It All About? 3 - Chapter 2: A Matter of Interpretation 25 - Chapter 3: The Bible in America 53 PART TWO - The Use and Abuse of the Bible - Chapter 4: Hard Texts and Changing Times 69 - Chapter 5: The Bible and Race: The Moral Imagination 84 - Chapter 6: The Bible and Anti-Semitism: Christianity's Original Sin 102 - Chapter 7: The Bible and Women: The Conflicts of Inclusion 120 - Chapter 8: The Bible and Homosexuality: The Last Prejudice 144 PART THREE - The True and Lively Word - Chapter 9: The Bible and the Good Life 175 - Chapter 10: The Bible and Suffering 211 - Chapter 11: The Bible and Joy 231 - Chapter 12: The Bible and Evil 246 - Chapter 13: The Bible and Temptation 266 - Chapter 14: The Bible and Wealth 285 - Chapter 15: The Bible and Science 312 - Chapter 16: The Bible and Mystery 327 Afterword 348 Notes 354 Index 377

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