Engaging the Word (The New Church's Teaching Series, Vol. 3)

By: Johnston, Michael

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Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Used paperback print book copy of Engaging the World by Michael Johnston. The New Church's Teaching Series Volume Three. Includes questions for group study, Cambridge MA: Cowley Publications, 1998. This book is printed on recycled, acid-free paper and was produced in Canada. xii, 181 pages. List price 19.95. From the book cover: In this third volume of the series Michael Johnston teaches us how to use critical and practical tools to explore the Hebrew and Christian scriptures intelligently and perceptively by asking, What did they mean for their original audience? What do they mean for us today? Johnston introduces us to the key terms and concepts used by biblical scholars to understand the literal, historical, and prophetic meanings of the Bible. He explores with us Scripture passages that touch on ethical questions, the nature of God, the teaching of Jesus, and themes of liberation and eschatology. His examples illustrate the fundamental questions that we must ask of any biblical text in order to enter fully into its meaning for us and for our worshiping community. The books of this new teaching series present the distinctive vision Anglicanism offers the people of God in the midst of changing cultures.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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The companion to Volume 2 of The New Church's Teaching Series, Roger Ferlo's Opening the Bible, Michael Johnston's Engaging the Word teaches us how to use the critical and practical tools for reading the Bible described by Ferlo to interpret the Hebrew and Christian scriptures: what did they mean for their original audience and what do they mean for us today? Johnston introduces us to the key terms and concepts of biblical criticism that show us how to read Scripture on three key levels: the literal, historical, and prophetic. He explores with us passages that touch on questions of ethics, the nature of God, the teachings of Jesus, and eschatology, and offers vivid insights into the physical setting and geography of the Bible. Above all, the purpose of Engaging the Word is to help us become people who can read and interpret the Bible intelligently and perceptively. It offers the fundamental questions that we must ask of any biblical text in order to enter fully into its meaning for us and for our worshiping community: Who wrote the passage? When was it written? What does it actually say? For what community or group was it written? What was its message for that community? What is its message for us today?

Title: Engaging the Word (The New Church's Teaching Series, Vol. 3)

Author/Composer: Johnston, Michael

Categories: Reference,

Publisher: Cowley Publications: 1998-01-28

ISBN Number: 1561011460

ISBN Number 13: 9781561011469

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 012998

Keywords: Christian Books, Bible Study Reference Books, Michael Johnston, Biblican Interpretation Anglican, Church of England Studying the Bible, ISBN 1561011460, The New Church's Teaching Series,