What Christians Believe about the Bible: A Concise Guide for Students

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Baker Books, Aug 15, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
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Christians talk frequently about the Bible, yet they do not always have an informed and wide-ranging understanding of varied Christian views about its nature. Don Thorsen and Keith Reeves combine their biblical and theological knowledge to create such a unique introduction to the Bible.

This book not only provides an introduction to the interpretation of the Bible but also to the history and theological understanding behind it, equipping students to think critically about their own tradition's approach to Scripture. It is perfect as a supplemental textbook in both introductory biblical studies and theology courses, but it will also be of interest to adult education classes.

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Fantastic Biblical Primer

User Review  - mojo - Christianbook.com

"If people want to become better students of the Bible, they need to learn more about its history. The Bible did not fall from Heaven in its final form; it expanded and developed over hundreds of ... Read full review

Filled with helpful and important information

User Review  - Irene - Christianbook.com

The subtitle to the book is A Concise Guide for Students. Although I do see how it could help students I would not call it concise! I gave this book 4/5 stars. There was a lot of information in the ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Don Thorsen (PhD, Drew University) is professor of theology, chair of the department of theology and ethics, and chair of advanced studies in the Haggard Graduate School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. His previous books include The Wesleyan Quadrilateral and An Exploration of Christian Theology. Keith H. Reeves (PhD, Union Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and early Christian literature in the school of theology at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of The Resurrection Narrative in Matthew: A Literary Critical Examination and numerous articles.

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