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Understanding the Bible : an introduction for skeptics, seekers, and religious liberals

Author: John A Buehrens
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arguing that literalism represents a failure to understand scripture, the author offers metaphorical and liberal interpretations of each book of the Bible, plus chronologies, maps, and suggestions for further reading.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Introducciones
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Buehrens
ISBN: 0807010529 9780807010525 9780807010532 0807010537
OCLC Number: 51536413
Description: viii, 216 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Reasons : why bother with the Bible? --
Traditions : where does the Bible come from? --
Versions : which Bible should I read? --
Interpretations : reading the Bible to challenge oppression --
Creations : in the beginning : Genesis 1 to 11 --
Generations : matriarchs, patriarchs, and children : Genesis 12 to 50 --
Liberations : the Exodus and the wandering in the wilderness --
Institutions : Judges to Kings, priests, and prophets --
Exaltations : the book of Psalms --
Frustrations : the wisdom literature and Job --
Redemptions : the literary prophets --
Expectations : messianic hopes and apocalyptic visions --
Proclamations : messages of the kingdom and the Gospel according to Mark --
Passions : the teachings and death of Jesus in Matthew and Luke --
Resurrections : the four Easter stories --
Incarnations : the birth legends and the Fourth Gospel --
Salvations : Paul and rabbinic Judaism --
Revelations : women, gnostics, and the early church.
Responsibility: John A. Buehrens.
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Arguing that literalism represents a failure to understand scripture, the author offers metaphorical and liberal interpretations of each book of the Bible, plus chronologies, maps, and suggestions for further reading.

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