THIS BOOK HELPS STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE MIND-SET AND PRESUPPOSITIONS BEHIND THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES. IT PROVIDES BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIBLE AND BIBLICAL STUDIES. ALSO PROVIDES 28 "RULES OF THUMB" THAT WILL HELP STUDENTS INTERPRET BIBLICAL TEXTS AND UNDERSTAND SCHOLARLY ASSUMPTIONS.
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Meet the Author
Michael Joseph Brown is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Director of the Graduate Division of Religion at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He preaches and teaches in churches across the country, and has published various essays for the African Methodist Episcopal Review, The Christian Century, Sojourners, and the African Methodist Christian Recorder.