Opening the Bible (New Church's Teaching Series Volume Two)

By: Ferlo, Roger

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Very Good Plus Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Very minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Used paperback print book copy of Opening the Bible by Roger Ferlo. The New Church's Teaching Series Volume Two. Boston MA: Cowley Publications, 1997. Second printing. List price 14.95. From the book cover: The idea for a series of books that would help Anglicans deepen their understanding of the Christian faith is far from new. Like the two earlier church's teaching series published in the 1950s and 1970s, the books of this new teaching series present the distinctive vision Anglicanism offers the people of God in the midst of changing cultures. In this second volume of the series Roger Ferlo leads us through the familiar yet sometimes intimidating territory of the Bible. Ferlo helps us navigate the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, explaining why the pages look the way they do, how to compare translations, and how to use notes and cross references. Above all, he teaches the importance of respectfully approaching the Bible as Scripture: it is a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, and it must be read on its own terms. Ferlo offers ways of reading the Bible today that are grounded in the ways Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer, and suggests that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer. Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the way it does, the theology that lies behind the many different versions and translations, how to deal with the notes and cross-references, and the practical tools needed for studying the Bible. Above all he teaches the importance of approaching the Bible with respect--a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, which must be read on its own terms. Ferlo identifies the ground rules of reading Scripture for Anglicans, noting the particular ways Anglicans have read the Bible for revelation, insight, and ethical directives, and suggesting that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.

Title: Opening the Bible (New Church's Teaching Series Volume Two)

Author/Composer: Ferlo, Roger

Categories: Reference,

Publisher: Cowley Publications: 1997-06-28

ISBN Number: 1561011444

ISBN Number 13: 9781561011445

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 012857

Keywords: Christian Books, Christian Living, Christian Life, Bible Study, How to Study the Bible, Anglican Authors, Bible Study Anglican Perspective, Roger Ferlo, ISBN 10 1561011444,