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An introduction to the Bible : a journey into three worlds

Author: Christian E Hauer; William A Young
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Introductions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian E Hauer; William A Young
ISBN: 9780136155300 0136155308
OCLC Number: 171049354
Description: xviii, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: Introduction Chapter 1 The Three Worlds of the Bible: An Orientation IntroductionWhy Study the Bible? What Are the "Three Worlds" ofthe Bible? An Orientation to The Literary World The Jewish and the Christian Bibles Overview of the TanakOverview of the New TestamentCentral Themes of the BibleAn Orientation to The Historical WorldIntroductionCanonization Textual History History of the Translation of the Bible into EnglishHistory of the Interpretation of the BibleGeography of the Ancient Near East and IsraelHistory of the Ancient Near EastHistory of Ancient IsraelAn Orientation to the Contemporary WorldThe Problem: Journeying Into the First Two WorldsSummaryThe Contemporary WorldCase StudyA Discussion among FriendsQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 2 Preparing for the Journey: An Orientation to the Methods of Biblical StudyIntrinsic Study: Journeying into the Literary WorldIntroductionExtrinsic Study: Entering the Historical WorldLiterary HistoryThe Empirical Historical Method Revisionism ArchaeologyAdditional SourcesUses of the Text: Traveling into the Contemporary WorldSummaryThe Contemporary WorldThe Three Worlds of PsalmQuestions for Discussion and Reflection PART TWO: The Torah Chapter 3 Origins: The Book of GenesisPrehistory: Cosmic Origins (Genesis 1-2)The Literary World: Balance in Genesis 1-2The Historical World: Creation Accounts of the Ancient Near EastPrehistory: Communal Origins (Genesis 3-11)The Literary World: Separation in Genesis 3-11The Historical World: Setting the Stage for History The Literary World: Promise and Journey in the Ancestor LegendsOrigins of the People of God (Genesis 12-50)The Historical World: The Ancestors in HistorySummaryThe Contemporary WorldA Conversation with a ProfessorQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 4 Covenant: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and DeuteronomyLet My People Go (Exodus 1-18)The Literary World: Pharaoh a God?The Historical World: The Exodus in HistoryYou Shall Be My People, and I Shall Be Your God (Exodus 19-50, Leviticus, Numbers)The Literary World: Covenant and LawThe Historical World: Law in the Ancient Near EastA Look Back, a Look Ahead (Deuteronomy)The Literary World: The Farewell Address of MosesThe Historical World: The Lawbook in the TempleSummaryThe Contemporary WorldCan Holy Land Be Shared? Questions for Discussion and Reflection PART THREE: Prophets Chapter 5 The Nation Israel: Joshua, Judges, First and Second Samuel, First and Second Kings (The Former Prophets)The Occupation of Canaan (Joshua and Judges)The Literary World: Balance in Joshua 1-12 and Judges 1-2 The Historical World: How Did the Israelites Occupy Canaan?From Tribes to State (Judges, Samuel)The Literary World: A Cycle of Legends about HeroesThe Historical World From State to Empire: The United Kingdom (Second Samuel, First Kings 1-11)The Literary World: David and Solomon The Historical World From Empire to Exile: The Divided Kingdom (First Kings 12-22, Second Kings)The Literary World: The Patterning of History in KingsThe Historical WorldSummaryThe Contemporary WorldThe War on TerrorismQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 6 Covenant Advocates: The Prophets of Ancient Israel (The Latter Prophets)Prophecy as a Social PhenomenonThe Prophets And Their TimesThe Origins of ProphecyElijah and ElishaThe Latter ProphetsProphetic Speech and Prophetic LiteratureProphetic Themes: Covenant, Judgment, RedemptionThe Prophetic BooksThe Isaiah AnthologyJeremiahEzekiel The Scroll of the TwelveSummaryThe Contemporary WorldWhat Would the Prophets Say?The Prophet As National Security AdvisorQuestions for Discussion and Reflection PART FOUR: The Writings Chapter 7 Israel's Sacred Songs: Psalms, Song of Songs, and Lamentations (The Writings I)A People's Poetry: The Book Of PsalmsIntroductionThe Literary World: The Psalms as PoemsThe Historical World: The Psalms in Israel's WorshipThe MegillothThe Song of SongsThe Literary World: An Anthology of Love PoemsLamentationsThe Historical World: Authorship and Original FunctionThe Literary World: An Anthology of LamentsThe Historical World: Original SettingSummaryThe Contemporary WorldSettings for Biblical SongsRoyal SongsQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 8 The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes (The Writings II)The Literary WorldProverbs: The Blessings of Wisdom Job: The Limits of WisdomEcclesiastes: The Futility of Wisdom The Wisdom Movement in Israel and the Ancient Near EastSummaryThe Contemporary WorldWhat Is the Meaning of Life? Questions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 9 The Rest of the Writings: Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Ruth, Esther, and DanielThe Historical World: After the ExileCyrus and the Fall of BabylonThe ReturnThe TempleNehemiah: The Wall The TorahThe Hellenistic AgeThe Literary World: The Chronicler'S History (Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah)Two Short Stories: Ruth and EstherThe Book of Ruth: A Woman of ValorThe Book of Esther: A Dream Fulfilled The Horizon of History: The Birth of Apocalyptic (Daniel)Introduction: Apocalyptic Literature and MovementsThe Book of DanielSummaryThe Contemporary WorldThe Left Behind SeriesQuestions for Discussion and Reflection PART FIVE: After the Tanak Chapter 10 Jewish Life and Literature (200 B.C.E - 100 C.E.)The Historical World: Varieties of Classical Judaism The Maccabean Period The New OrderThe PhariseesThe SadduceesThe EssenesCovenantersThe ZealotsThe SamaritansCommon Judaism The People of the Land Hellenistic JudaismThe NazareansConclusionThe Literary WorldThe Deuterocanon The Larger ApocryphaThe Dead Sea ScrollsRabbinic LiteratureSummaryThe Contemporary WorldThe Contemporary Religious SpectrumQuestions for Discussion and Reflection PART SIX: The Gospels Chapter 11 The Proclaimer: Jesus of NazerethEvidence Outside The GospelsThe Gospels as Sources: Where Did Jesus "Fit"?The Historical FitThe Ideological FitThe Sociological Fit Jesus and the Titles Attributed to HimMessiahSon of GodSon of ManLordConclusionSummaryThe Contemporary WorldJesus of History and Christ of FaithQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 12 The Proclaimer Becomes the Proclaimed: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and JohnThe Growth Of The GospelsGospel as a Literary GenreThe Synoptic Problem The Literary Worlds Of the GospelsMark: The Secret Revealed through SufferingMatthew: A Higher RighteousnessLuke: Good News for All John: The Journey of JesusThe Historical World: The Settings of the GospelsMarkMatthewLukeJohnSummaryThe Contemporary WorldIs There Only One Jesus? An Exercise in Oral TraditionQuestions for Discussion and Reflection PART SEVEN: The Acts of the Apostles Chapter 13 The Birth of Christianity: The Acts of the ApostlesThe Unity of Luke-ActsThe Literary World: Acts of the Apostles as LiteratureThe Historical World: The Earliest ChurchThe Jerusalem ChurchGentile ConvertsPersecutionLeadershipA Time Whose Idea Had ComeSummaryThe Contemporary WorldWhat Would Christianity Look Like?Questions for Discussion and Reflection PART EIGHT: Letters Chapter 14 Paul: Apostle to the Gentiles: The Letters of PaulThe Quest for the "Historical" PaulPaul and JudaismPaul, the ApostleThe Literary World: Letters as LiteratureThemes in The Letters of PaulThe Historical World: The Letters of Paul in ContextFirst Thessalonians: Like a Thief in the NightSecond Thessalonians: Stand FirmFirst Corinthians: Unity in the Spirit Second Corinthians: From Bitterness to Joy Galatians: "The Gospel Which Was Preached by Me" Romans: The Power of God for the Salvation of AllPhilippians: My Joy CompletePhilemon: No Longer a SlaveColossians: Christ Is All in All Ephesians: He Is Our PeaceSummaryThe Contemporary WorldThe Selection of a Gay Bishop and Ordination of WomenQuestions for Discussion and Reflection Chapter 15 The Growing Church: The Pastoral and General Epistles, Hebrews, and the Revelation to JohnThe Historical World: Toward a Postapostolic Church (70-150 C.E.)Internal ChangesThe Church and JudaismThe Church and RomeThe OutcomeThe Literary World: The Pastoral Epistles-Be Strong in the FaithFirst TimothySecond TimothyTitusThe Literary World: The Letter to the Hebrews-Christ as High Priest and Mediator of a New CovenantThe Literary World: The General (Catholic) Epistles-for the Whole Church (James; First Peter; Jude; Second Peter; First, Second, and Third John)The Letter of JamesFirst PeterJudeSecond PeterFirst JohnSecond John Third JohnThe Literary World: The Revelation to John-What must Happen SoonThe New Testament ApocryphaGospels Other WorksSummaryThe Contemporary World Has the Journey Been Worthwhile? Questions for Discussion and Reflection PART NINE: Conclusion Chapter 16 Journey On! The Bible in Contemporary ReligionsThe Bible in Western Law and GovernmentThe Bible and the Environmental CrisisThe Bible and Indigenous CulturesThe Bible in Western Art, Music, and LiteratureThe Bible and Popular CultureThe Bible and American Civil ReligionConclusionAnnotated BibliographyGlossaryIndex
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