The Bible Makes Sense

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John Knox Press, 1977 - Bible - 155 pages
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This unique how to book about the Bible goes beyond simply introducing major themes. The author offers an engaging biblical understanding of the world that leads to joy, life, and wholeness, described in an insightful synthesis tht enlivens the Scriptures. Brueggemann suggests that insiders to biblical faith will find energy and illumination that outsiders never guess at.

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No Bible reader looks at the whole of the text in a completely horizontal way. We give prominence to certain texts and interpret other parts of scripture by the light of those we deem more significant ... Read full review

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This is one of my favorite book of Brueggemann. This is a thin accessible volume that helps us wrap our minds around the Bible and to perceive its perennial themes. Brueggemann writes this book, not ... Read full review

Contents

The Possibility of a Fresh Perspective
9
Nurturing a Historical Imagination
29
Making Sense as an Insider
45
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today's preeminent interpreters of Scripture.

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