By Oxford University Press
The Bible is an important e-book within the heritage of Western civilization, and in addition the main tough to interpret. it's been the car of continuous clash, with each interpretation reflecting passionately-held perspectives that experience affected now not purely faith, yet politics, paintings, or even science.
This targeted variation bargains a thrilling new method of the main influential of all English biblical texts - the Authorized King James Version, whole with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging creation and the giant notes to every booklet of the Bible consultant the reader in the course of the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological matters, utilizing the main up to date scholarship to illustrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, artwork and common tradition of the English-speaking global.
Readership: A-level and undergraduate theology scholars. Undergraduate scholars of English/Comparative Literature, Western Civilization classes. basic readrs who wish greater than simply biblical text.
Robert Carroll has taught Semitic languages and the Hebrew/English Bible for 30 years at Glasgow college, the place he's Professor of Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies.
Stephen Prickett has held the Chair of English on the Australian nationwide collage in Canberra, and has taught at Sussex and Minnesota Universities and Smith university, Massachusetts. he's at present Regius Professor of English Literature at Glasgow college.
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He likens this rebellion to drinking saltwater. Have you ever tried to quench a thirst but realized you were at the wrong source? If so, describe what happened. 4. Why is the fear of silence the greatest fear for many in our culture, especially young adults? Have you ever interpreted the Bible as a love letter? Why or why not? Soon after he began to follow Jesus, Jeff realized he had been duped into following a safe, ineffectual Jesus—a Jesus of his own making—rather than the real one. Describe the real Jesus.
You will have to face up to who he is, what he has done, and what you will do about it. Be careful when you pursue truth, because you just might find him. indd 35 7/17/13 2:36 PM DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Jeff describes the brokenness he witnessed while he was an RA, a brokenness that remained largely hidden. What drives us to keep our brokenness hidden from others, and what does that cost us? ” Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not? Why do you think Christianity’s essence has devolved to “hates gays, can’t drink beer, and no tattoos” in the minds of so many?
But not in the way we might think. God does have a great plan for our lives, but it probably isn’t our plan. In the early years of Christianity, most Christians were enemies of the state, and some were used as food for the animals in the Roman gladiator games. So next time you quote those verses, remind yourself that they were just as true for the people having their flesh ripped apart by lions as they are for you. Would you be down with God if that was his plan for your welfare? Looking back, though, I realize I’d completely prostituted those verses and made them fit my feel-good Christianity.