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In this practical, engaging manner, this book provides a survey of the entire Bible, its sections, its books, and its social, religious, and historical contexts. Then it also serves as a primer in the methodologies of biblical interpretation. And last, it is a workbook, giving examples of how to use the background knowledge from the survey and methodological training to examine in some depth a few selected texts.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 352 Vendor: Paulist Press Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0809141892 ISBN-13: 9780809141890 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Using the "three worlds" of the historical background, the literary features, and the interpretive possibilities for the text, this book surveys the major divisions of the Bible and presents examples of how to interpret the Bible using contemporary methodologies.