1. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
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    Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
    E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O'Brien
    InterVarsity Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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    4 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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  1. NwBerean
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Your view vs the World
    July 27, 2020
    NwBerean
    Quality: 5
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I am currently reading this so my opinion may change once finished. So far (about 1/3 in), I've found nothing ground shaking. It basically has been an expansion of "mission" notes from 2 young men who have discovered their understandings are different than those in the nations who hosted them. This may be of more benefit for those who have not traveled or read extensively outside a narrow paradigm of life. Though I will recommend this, it will be with caveats - older, widely read or seasoned travelers=no; for young people up to or just beyond undergrad college=yes.
  2. SunnieDazie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    misreading scripture with western eyes
    May 27, 2018
    SunnieDazie
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    valuable perspectives for improving understanding of context, vital to appreciation and appropriate application of life leasons taught in Scripture...throughly enjoyed it!
  3. Tamara
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    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
    October 3, 2015
    Tamara
    US
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Excellent read! I did not agree with the authors 100% of the time. Sometimes I perceived their analysis to have gone too far and sometimes not far enough in identifying our cultural 21st century western biases. However, whether I agreed or disagreed, the book was thought provoking and well worth the time I spent reading it. My first introduction to how much our Western modern culture impacts the lens through which we read an ancient Middle Eastern text was over 20 years ago in the book "Light Through an Eastern Window" by K. C. Pillai. (Also a recommended read) This book inspired me to take a fresh look at my own cultural biases and how they impact my Bible interpretations.
  4. mfmb
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting concepts
    August 19, 2015
    mfmb
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book was recommended by a university professor and I found it to be insightful and thought provoking.
  5. juflmo
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Misreading Scripture, hits the mark
    November 9, 2013
    juflmo
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Am pleased that evangelical scholars are taking a serious look at the context of our readings, within historical/cultural definitions. The Lord Jesus provided a similar kind of redirect to the people of His day by looking past the pharisaic customs, designed to aid in spiritual compliance, and pointed them to the principals which they'd represented. This book is neither exhaustive, nor complete, but it provides a template, with good questions for the reader as he or she continues his/her reading of scripture. This a good place to start. I have this in a digital version also, and would love to see it completed text by text with historical and cultural background notes for the complete Bible, and linked to electronic Bible resources, so that they match/synchronize as we read. Yes, this is a beautiful beginning. It's time we Christians get off our pious laurels, and dig deeper for the principals behind this beautiful (and divinely inspired) historical collection of books, letters, and predictive revelations that we call the Bible. Careful reading does NOT undermine the authority of scripture. On the contrary, it validates it.
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