A Cultural Handbook to the Bible Paperback

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A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

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The task of interpreting the Bible -- which was written by and to people living in very different cultural contexts from contemporary Western society -- can seem monumental. The opposite is also true: people can easily forget that studying the Bible is a type of cross-cultural encounter, instead reading their own cultural assumptions into biblical texts.In A Cultural Handbook to the Bible John Pilch bridges this cultural divide by translating important social concepts and applying them to biblical texts. In short, accessible chapters Pilch discusses sixty-three topics related to the cosmos, the earth, persons, family, language, human consciousness, God and the spirit world, and entertainment. Pilch's fresh interpretations of the Bible challenge traditional views and explore topics often overlooked in commentaries. Each chapter concludes with a list of useful references from cultural anthropology or biblical studies, making this book an excellent resource for students of the Bible.

A Cultural Handbook to the Bible by John J. Pilch was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in November 2012. The ISBN for A Cultural Handbook to the Bible is 9780802867209.

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Details for A Cultural Handbook to the Bible

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (November 2012)
Number of Pages320
Thickness23 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4037093
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