Under the Gaze of the Bible Paperback

by Jean-Louis Chretien;

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Under the Gaze of the Bible

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Chretien's essays on reading sacred scripture are enriched by his immersion in the classics of ancient philosophy and theology, as well as his poetic sensibility. He is as likely to quote Claudel as Aquinas or Origen. His intimate acquaintance with Patristic writings combines with a sympathetic understanding of such Protestant sources as Luther, Calvin, and Barth to yield an admirably ecumenical perspective. The book's title refers to James 1:23-24, which portrays the Word of God as a mirror into which one gazes. The concomitant notion of not only examining the text but also being examined by the Word is a fruitful one for learning how to be more fully nourished by one's study of the Bible.

Under the Gaze of the Bible by Jean-Louis Chretien was published by Fordham University Press in October 2014. The ISBN for Under the Gaze of the Bible is 9780823262328.

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Details for Under the Gaze of the Bible

Page last updated 8th February 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFordham University Press (October 2014)
Number of Pages144
Thickness13 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4309108
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