Encountering the Bible
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What do Christians believe the Bible to be, and what are the consequences of these beliefs?
For many people, tackling the Bible is rather like sorting the attic: lots of obscure and long forgotten paraphernalia, a certain amount of untidiness and mess ... but perhaps some hidden gems.
Seeking to ask the questions which 'ordinary people' might ask about the relevance of the Bible for today's Church, this book aims to equip those who want to find ways of making it more useful, and to help them explore with openness and honesty the difficulties of trying to use an ancient text as a guide for contemporary faith.
"...deals with all the great issues of biblical authority and inspiration through the metaphor of turning out an attic, in which we might find useful stuff, stuff we cannot identify, tricky stuff, and so on. This deserves to become a standard work for people getting into serious biblical study, whether from an academic or a "devotional" point of view: both are catered for." -- John Barton, Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture in the University of Oxford.
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