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Reading Responsibly : A Basic Guide to Biblical Interpretation (Paperback) (Tony L. Moyers)

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Reading Responsibly: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation focuses on two key areas: methods and ethics of interpretation. The book introduces, explains, and guides students in the understanding and application of particular methods commonly used by biblical scholars in the study of the Bible. The methods discussed focus on historical, literary, and reader-oriented aspects of biblical interpretation. The attention to ethics occurs mainly in the last chapter. Because the Bible is an extremely influential book, it often motivates people to act in beneficial or harmful ways. The focus on love for others motivates charitable giving or actions designed to help others. Emphasis on God’s wrath may lead to exclusivism and even violence. Readings leading to disrespect and mental or physical abuse, stem from an irresponsible use of the Bible. Responsible readings give full consideration to the text in its proper context and never call for action that is inconsistent with love and justice.
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Literary Criticism, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / Rituals + Practice
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Tony L. Moyers
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2016
TCIN: 51102745
UPC: 9780761867173
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-5735

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