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Opening the Bible
     

Opening the Bible

by Roger Ferlo
 

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ISBN-10: 1561011444

ISBN-13: 9781561011445

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cowley Publications

For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer. Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the

Overview

For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer. Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the way it does, the theology that lies behind the many different versions and translations, how to deal with the notes and cross-references, and the practical tools needed for studying the Bible. Above all he teaches the importance of approaching the Bible with respect—a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, which must be read on its own terms. Ferlo identifies the ground rules of reading Scripture for Anglicans, noting the particular ways Anglicans have read the Bible for revelation, insight, and ethical directives, and suggesting that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561011445
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
New Church's Teaching Series , #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
494,216
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why Read the Bible? Chapter 2 Preparing to Read Chapter 3 Scanning the Page Chapter 4 Comparing Translations Chapter 5 Interpreting the Explanatory Notes Chapter 6 Reading the Bible, Reading Scripture Part 7 Resources Part 8 Questions for Group Study

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