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Words and the Word: case studies in using scripture

Sherlock, Charles H. (2013) Words and the Word: case studies in using scripture. Mosaic press, Preston, VIC. 136pp. ISBN 9781743240212

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Abstract

Christians confess faith in Jesus Christ, the living Word of God 'according to the scriptures' - the Word of God written. Yet sharp differences today over how these scriptures are used are dividing churches, not least across the Anglican communion. Words and the Word speaks to this situation through four 'case studies'. The first explores what the scriptures are physically - words, communicated via material artefacts, changing over time from scrolls to smartphones. How do these changes affect our 'reading' the scriptures? The other case studies focus on topics in current debate. How do the scriptures use war-words and male and female terms for God? What does the biblical motif of blood mean today, whether in the human experiences of menstruation and circumcision, or in relation to sacrifice and atonement? How do the scriptures speak of God's 'no' and 'yes', and how does this shape our discerning of what is ultimately true, right and good? Words and the Word takes readers through a range of biblical texts, exploring them with a strong grounding in awareness of context, pastoral experience and scholarly work.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: case studies, christian life, study and teaching, bible
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
Subjects: D - Religious Education
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2014 00:30
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 02:19
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1313

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