Beginning Biblical Studies available in Paperback
In this new text, students will find a readable, comprehensive, and engaging companion for use with a study Bible. Beginning Biblical Studies does not assume familiarity with the contents or origins of the Bible, or the Bible's major events, characters, and themes. To further support beginning students, each major section begins with an overview followed later by a more detailed explanation, to gradually clarify complex ideas or developments. Keywords and concepts are listed at the beginning of each major section, then are reinforced throughout the text. Instructors may choose from a variety of Bible texts for use with this book. Several appendices in Beginning Biblical Studies provide students and teachers with additional material on particular topics such as biblical criticism, Israelite worship, literary forms in the prophetic books and the Gospels, important biblical terms and concepts, to name a few. Timelines and maps help to make ideas clear.
Appropriate for all introductory Scripture courses and core introductory religion courses where theology and Scripture are covered together.
|Publisher:||Saint Mary's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Bible and Bibles
2. How the Bible Was Formed
3. How Do Christians Interpret the Bible?
4. Kinds of Literature and Kinds of Truth
5. The Torah/Pentateuch
6. The Creation Myth as Introduction to the Pentateuch
7. Six Books of Religious History
8. Prophets and Prophecy: Deuteronomistic History Continued
9. The Second Temple Period
10. The Wisdom Tradition in the Second Temple Period
11. New Testament Background
12. The Four Canonical Gospels
13. Acts of the Apostles, Letters, and Revelation