Unleashing the scripture: freeing the Bible from captivity to America

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Abingdon Press, 1993 - Religion - 159 pages
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This provocative critique of the uses and abuses of Scripture in the American church shows how liberal (historical-critical) and fundamentalist (literal) approaches to biblical scholarship have corrupted our use of the Bible. Hauerwas argues that the Bible can only be understood in the midst of a disciplined community of people, where the story is actually lived out by dedicated practitioners.

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User Review  - ThinkNeil - LibraryThing

The first half of the book where Hauerwas lays out his theological work is very good, but I was less impressed with the sermons that make up the second half of the book. Certainly worth the read ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arctic-Stranger - LibraryThing

Hauerwas is controversial and challenging. His basic thesis here is that the Bible belongs to the church, and only the Church should be its interpreters. Along the way he visits subjects such as ... Read full review

Contents

Taking the Bible Away from North American
15
The Bible and America
29
Political Preaching
39
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of many books, including Performing the Faith, The Peaceable Kingdom, With the Grain of the Universe, A Better Hope, and Christian Existence Today.

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