Reading the Sacred Text: A Primer in Biblical Studies Paperback

A Primer in Biblical Studies

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Reading the Sacred Text: A Primer in Biblical Studies

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This manual is for anyone wishing to become competent in reading and understanding the Scriptures of the Judeo-Christian tradition. The chapters of this book introduce the reader to all aspects of biblical studies.;They guide the reader through the maze, from "Venturing In" to "Negotiated Reading". There are sections on, for example, considering the self-consciousness of the reader/interpreter, the interaction of the tradition with the text of Scripture through the ages, the various literary genres together with the principal forms within the larger biblical documents, ways of reading the text in the modern and post-modern periods, how the academic reading of Scripture and the church reading interact, the relation between competent reading of the sacred text and the preparation and delivery of the sermon, the place of dialogue in the interpretive process.;The conclusion sums up the discussion throughout the book and focuses the issues for a competent reading of the Bible and related writings.

Reading the Sacred Text: A Primer in Biblical Studies by V.George Shillington was published by Continuum in November 2002. The ISBN for Reading the Sacred Text: A Primer in Biblical Studies is 9780567088246.

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Page last updated 12th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (November 2002)
Weight391g
Number of Pages336
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780567088246
ISBN-100567088243
Product Code18941
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