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|Description:||x, 136 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: paying attention to the way we read --
More than a fortune cookie: the testimonies of two communities --
Neither fact book nor catechism: re-thinking biblical authority --
Neither science nor anti-science: Genesis, geology, the Big Bang, and Darwin --
Neither crystal ball nor horror show: understanding biblical prophecy --
Neither rigid rules nor billy-stick: the nature of biblical ethics --
The Bible and our beliefs: reflections on Christian doctrine --
Life in the Spirit: the Gospel of grace and demand --
Epilogue: the biblical witness and the Word of God.
The Bible can be hazardous to ones health if it is read with faulty expectations. Writing with insight, compassion, and wit, Russell Pregeant shows that reading the Bible without interpretation is impossible; the right question is which assumptions are most appropriate to the Bible and our reasons for taking it up.
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