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This Strange and Sacred Scripture by Matthew Richard Schlimm

Title This Strange and Sacred Scripture
Author Matthew Richard Schlimm
Publisher Baker Academic
Release 2015-02-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1441222871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Old Testament can seem strange and disturbing to contemporary readers. What should Christians make of Genesis 1-3, seemingly at odds with modern scientific accounts? Why does the Old Testament contain so much violence? How should Christians handle texts that give women a second-class status? Does the Old Testament contradict itself? Why are so many Psalms filled with anger and sorrow? What should we make of texts that portray God as filled with wrath? Combining pastoral insight, biblical scholarship, and a healthy dose of humility, gifted teacher and communicator Matthew Schlimm explores perennial theological questions raised by the Old Testament. He provides strategies for reading and appropriating these sacred texts, showing how the Old Testament can shape the lives of Christians today and helping them appreciate the Old Testament as a friend in faith.

Reading Sacred Scripture by Stephen Westerholm

Title Reading Sacred Scripture
Author Stephen Westerholm
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release 2016-02-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 480
ISBN 1467445517
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A rich display of the Christian tradition’s reading of Scripture Though well-known and oft-repeated, the advice to read the Bible “like any other book” fails to acknowledge that different books call for different kinds of reading. The voice of Scripture summons readers to hear and respond to its words as divine address. Not everyone chooses to read the Bible on those terms, but in Reading Sacred Scripture Stephen and Martin Westerholm (father and son) invite their readers to engage seriously with a dozen major Bible interpreters — ranging from the second century to the twentieth — who have been attentive to Scripture’s voice. After expertly setting forth pertinent background context in two initial chapters, the Westerholms devote a separate chapter to each interpreter, exploring how these key Christian thinkers each understood Scripture and how it should be read. Though differing widely in their approaches to the text and its interpretation, these twelve select interpreters all insisted that the Bible is like no other book and should be read accordingly.

Title Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture New Testament Set
Author
Publisher Baker Academic
Release 2020-02-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 5342
ISBN 9781540962225
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) series has received wide acclaim. Now all 17 volumes covering the New Testament are available as a specially priced set. Acclaimed by leading Catholic scholars and popular Bible teachers, the CCSS offers just the right level of commentary for Catholic students of the Bible. Its attractive packaging and accessible writing make this a set to own--and to read! Each volume relates Scripture to Christian life today, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.

The Revelatory Text by Sandra M. Schneiders

Title The Revelatory Text
Author Sandra M. Schneiders
Publisher Liturgical Press
Release 2016-03-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0814680356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this new edition of her major study of the New Testament, Sandra Schneiders proposes a comprehensive hermeneutical theory for New Testament interpretation, which takes full account of the Bible as both sacred Scripture and as a historical-literary classic. Designed to spur reflection on the role of Scripture as revelatory text in the life of the Church and in the lives of individual believers, The Revelatory Text shows that an integral hermeneutical theory can ground a transformational hermeneutical praxis to make the biblical text available as a faith resource to the oppressed as well as to the privileged. Schneiders investigates the meaning of the theological claim that the Bible is the Word of God" and the "Church's book," along with the implications of these claims for biblical interpretation. She then examines the historical, literary, and religious-spiritual dimensions of the New Testament, highlighting the implications for interpretation theory and methodology, and concludes by putting her theory to the test in a feminist interpretation of John 4. The author argues that the comprehensive object of biblical interpretation is not merely information but transformation. She suggests that an adequate hermeneutical theory must include a wide range of exegetical and critical methods within a theologically and philosophically adequate understanding of Scripture as sacred text. She writes specifically to educated believers who wonder how sound biblical criticism can be incorporated into a faith- filled reading of the New Testament; biblical scholars who struggle with the question of whether or how faith can function legitimately in biblical scholarship; and those whose task it is to teach and preach the faith that looks to the New Testament as source and norm. Chapters are "The Problem and Project of New Testament Interpretation," "The New Testament as Word of God," "The New Testament as the Church's Book," "The World Behind the Test: History, Imagination, and the Revelatory Text," "The World of the Text: Witness, Language, and the Revelatory Text," "The World Before the Text: Meaning, Appropriation, and the Revelatory Text," and "A Case Study: Feminist Interpretation of John 4:1- 42." Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, is professor of New Testament studies and Christian spirituality at the Jesuit School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. "

Sacred Scripture by Richard N. Soulen

Title Sacred Scripture
Author Richard N. Soulen
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release 2009
Category Religion
Total Pages 216
ISBN 0664232469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How did the Bible's sixty-six books become sacred Scripture? How have they been understood and interpreted over the last two thousand years? What was it that led to our acceptance of the Bible as the true word of God? For two millennia, Christians have accepted the importance of the Bible as sacred Scripture, and for as many years they have struggled to comprehend its meaning. Over the centuries the church has expressed the centrality of Scripture in numerous ways, and Christians have studied and interpreted the Bible in a wide variety of faithful approaches. Understanding that process is critical to our ability--and our willingness--to accept the Bible as sacred and true. To that end, Richard Soulen leads us through the history of how Christian understandings of the Bible have changed and developed throughout history.

Sacred Scripture by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher

Title Sacred Scripture
Author Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
Publisher
Release 2013
Category Religion
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781594711718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture
Author Maximus
Publisher CUA Press
Release 2018-05-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 592
ISBN 0813230314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Maximos the Confessor (ca. 580-662) is now widely recognized as one of the greatest theological thinkers, not simply in the entire canon of Greek patristic literature, but in the Christian tradition as a whole. A peripatetic monk and prolific writer, his penetrating theological vision found expression in an unparalleled synthesis of biblical exegesis, ascetic spirituality, patristic theology, and Greek philosophy, which is as remarkable for its conceptual sophistication as for its labyrinthine style of composition. On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture, presented here for the first time in a complete English translation (including the 465 scholia), contains Maximos’s virtuosic theological interpretations of sixty-five difficult passages from the Old and New Testaments. Because of its great length, along with its linguistic and conceptual difficulty, the work as a whole has been largely neglected. Yet alongside the Ambigua to John, On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture: The Responses to Thalassios deserves to be ranked as the Confessor’s greatest work and one of the most important patristic treatises on the interpretation of Scripture, combining the interconnected traditions of monastic devotion to the Bible, the biblical exegesis of Origen, the sophisticated symbolic theology of Dionysius the Areopagite, and the rich spiritual anthropology of Greek Christian asceticism inspired by the Cappadocian Fathers.

Title Composing Sacred Scripture How the Bible Was Formed
Author Donald Senior, CP
Publisher
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ISBN 1616712724
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Composing Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Was Formed tells the fascinating story of the Bible’s formation. Taking shape over centuries, the Bible was incubated in the liturgical life of Hebrew and Christian communities, nourished by prayer and preaching. Fr. Donald Senior deftly describes the anatomy of the Bible and the history of its development. He shares the best current Bible scholarship and also explains the Church’s teachings on the inspired and revealed written Word of God. This book will intrigue and satisfy all who want to deepen their Christian faith.

Title The Gospel of Mark Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture
Author Mary Healy
Publisher Baker Books
Release 2008-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 352
ISBN 144120198X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There is an increasing hunger among Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. In October 2008, a meeting of the world Synod of Bishops scheduled by Pope Benedict XVI will focus on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." Coinciding with that meeting is the launch of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), a series that responds to the desire of Catholics to access the living Word of God. The Gospel of Mark is the first of seventeen volumes, which will cover the entire New Testament. Written by trusted Catholic biblical scholars, these commentaries interpret Scripture in the light of Catholic tradition. Accessibly written yet substantive, the CCSS fills a gap in the available literature by offering commentaries that cover more than brief study guides but are less daunting than scholarly commentaries.

Title The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture How the Bible Became a Secular Book
Author Scott Hahn
Publisher Emmaus Road Publishing
Release 2021-05-07
Category Religion
Total Pages 296
ISBN 164585101X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is wrong with Scripture scholarship today? Why is it that the last place one should go to study the Bible is a biblical studies program at virtually any university? Why are so many faithful priests and pastors, and the people in their pews, unaware of the centuries-long effort to turn the sacred Word of God into just another secular text? In The Decline and Fall of Sacred Scripture: How the Bible Became a Secular Book, authors Scott Hahn and Benjamin Wiker trace the various malformations of Scripture scholarship that have led to a devastating loss of trust in the inspired Word of God. From the Reformation to the Enlightenment and beyond, Hahn and Wiker sketch the revolutions and radical figures that led to the emergence of the historical-critical method and the pervasive ill effects that are still being felt today.