Faithful Disagreement

Faithful Disagreement

by Frances Taylor Gench

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Overview

Conflict is all too common in the church today. But as Frances Taylor Gench reminds us in this book, conflict over scriptural interpretation has been with the church since its earliest days. Gench reflects on those early experiences of conflict, presenting substantive studies of biblical texts showing that discord (such as Romans 14-15; Matthew 14; Jeremiah 28; 1 Corinthians 12-14; John 13-17) and drawing lessons from each about how it informs current conflicts in the church. In the process, she provides a constructive resource to help Christians wrestle with Scripture in the midst of their disagreements. This innovative book can be used by individuals and in groups. Numerous study questions conclude each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664233389
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 04/02/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 150
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Frances Taylor Gench is the Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation at
Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. She is the author of Back to the Well: Women's Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels, Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John, and Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict.

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