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God and Bible: Exploring Storoes from Genesis to Job

Campbell, Antony F. (2008) God and Bible: Exploring Storoes from Genesis to Job. Paulist Press, Mahwah. 128pp. ISBN 9780809145201

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Abstract

This book demonstrates that the Bible is not a rigidly fixed Fundamentalist narrative describing events of long ago, but an exciting treasury of spiritual questions, dramatic surprises, competing theological perspectives, and even conflicting ideas, all of which challenge the contemporary reader to deeper reflection and stronger faith.In a series of brief, engaging essays, the author discusses the Creation accounts, the Flood story, Abraham, the entry into Canaan, the Judges, David and the Kingship, the Prophets, Jonah, Job, and much more. Each section begins with an introduction outlining the latest scholarship in accessible language, and ends with a series of personal reflections. Assuming that the Bible is not about a distant 'then', the author explores Biblical texts for what they tell us about ourselves today. For example, why are there multiple Creation accounts in the Bible, and what insights do they give us about unchanging human nature? How do these insights apply to the world we live in now? Drawing on the best of cutting-edge Biblical scholarship, this book unlocks the meaning?and meanings?of the Scriptures, and shows how they challenge us to ask the questions that will truly transform our lives.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Bible, hermeneutics, myth, Old Testament, demythologization
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 12:26
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 09:06
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/470

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