What do you think the Bible says? How does the way the Bible is written affect its meaning? Here is a concise introduction that invites you to interact with the primary text. Interspersed with brief explanations of biblical background and writing techniques are thoughtprovoking questions about specific readings with space provided for response. This userengaging approach is enhanced by its sensitivity to readers across the spectrum of belief, from atheist to devout believer. So whether you come to the subject to satisfy historical interest or to appreciate the artistry of Scripture, Approaching the Bible as Literature will deepen your understanding.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Schmidt (PhD, Cambridge University) has taught biblical studies, literature, and writing for thirty years in both religious and secular institutions. An awardwinning teacher and author, his many publications include scholarly and popular nonfiction, novels, and poetry. His most recent Cascade Books publication, The Apostles after Acts: A Sequel (2013), offers a creative reconstruction of early Christianity just after the New Testament. Dr. Schmidt lives and teaches in Vermont.