The Act of Bible Reading Paperback

by Elmer Dyck, Gordon D. Fee, J.I. Packer, Craig M Gay, Loren Wilkinson, James Houston, Eugene Peterson

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The Act of Bible Reading

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Many approaches for interpreting the Bible have been put forth in recent years. All have their strengths--and their weaknesses. The Act of Bible Reading combines the strengths of several of these approaches into one volume which will enrich our reading of the Bible.

Gordon Fee and Elmer Dyck discuss history and canon, respectively, as contexts for interpretation, highlighting the importance of historical-grammatical interpretation within a canonical setting for understanding biblical texts. J. I. Packer explores the importance of theology, both as it informs and as it safeguards Bible reading. Craig M. Gay proffers key insights from sociology, especially the sociology of knowledge, as it cautions us to ask not only what the text says, but who says it says that and why should we believe what they are telling us it says. Facing the challenges of modern secular hermeneutics from Heidigger and Nietzsche to Derrida and Foucault, Loren Wilkinson counters the postmodern reaction against truth. James Houston argues that the aim of Bible reading must be godliness and not mere scholarship. And Eugene Peterson then responds to the collection of insights as a whole.

For readers who want to take the next steps in understanding the Bible for themselves, here is here is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to benefit from the combined insight of a distinguished group of teachers.

The Act of Bible Reading by Elmer Dyck;Gordon D. Fee;J.I. Packer;Craig M Gay;Loren Wilkinson;James Houston;Eugene Peterson was published by Intervarsity Press in December 1996. The ISBN for The Act of Bible Reading is 9780830816231.

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Details for The Act of Bible Reading

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (December 1996)
EditionPrint-On-Demand ed.
Number of Pages180
Thickness14 mm
Height208 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code5776
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