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Wrestling the word : the Hebrew scriptures and the Christian believer

Author: Carolyn J Sharp
Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lively book for introductory Old Testament classes offers an appealing illustration of how faith and academic study can work together, motivating and equipping Christian believers to turn to the Old Testament as a profound resource for their daily negotiations of faith, identity, and culture. Throughout, Carolyn J. Sharp focuses on the basic fundamentals that are a necessary part of every student's education.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn J Sharp
ISBN: 9780664230678 0664230679
OCLC Number: 505423910
Description: xvii, 154 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: What's at stake in different ways of reading --
One truth or many voices? : literary sources and the integrity of the text --
Foundational narratives, history, and voices from the margins --
Insiders and outsiders : boundaries and the theological imagination --
Wrestling the Word.
Responsibility: Carolyn J. Sharp.
Local System Bib Number:
226037

Abstract:

This lively book for introductory Old Testament classes offers an appealing illustration of how faith and academic study can work together, motivating and equipping Christian believers to turn to the Old Testament as a profound resource for their daily negotiations of faith, identity, and culture. Throughout, Carolyn J. Sharp focuses on the basic fundamentals that are a necessary part of every student's education.

"With this volume, Carolyn Sharp takes her stand as an exceptional 'repairer of the breach' that many perceive between biblical scholarship and the life of faith. Her engaging, judicious, and balanced assessment of current issues in biblical scholarship coupled with her reflections about their significance for the church and the world promise to inspire and challenge every reader--lay reader and biblical scholar alike."--Christine Roy Yoder, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia" "In this volume, Carolyn Sharp exposes the cultural and theological assumptions of the very act of reading the Bible. She calls on readers to see the different ways that scholars read the biblical text in this postmodern world and to experiment with these different ways to read. Students would be well served to wrestle with this book."--Beth LaNeel Tanner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, New Brunswick Theological Seminary" "This is a smart, brave, and bold book, and here is a teacher and writer whom I trust implicitly."--Brent A. Strawn, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University" "This is no ordinary introduction to the Bible or to critical methods. Rather, Sharp engages us in a conversation about what it is to read the Bible in our various social, ecclesial, and ideological locations."--Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School"--Jacket.

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