This Strange and Sacred Scripture

This Strange and Sacred Scripture
Author : Matthew Richard Schlimm
Publisher : Baker Academic
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2015-02-10
ISBN 10 : 9781441222879
ISBN 13 : 1441222871
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Strange and Sacred Scripture Book Description:

The Old Testament can seem strange and disturbing to contemporary readers. What should Christians make of Genesis 1-3, seemingly at odds with modern scientific accounts? Why does the Old Testament contain so much violence? How should Christians handle texts that give women a second-class status? Does the Old Testament contradict itself? Why are so many Psalms filled with anger and sorrow? What should we make of texts that portray God as filled with wrath? Combining pastoral insight, biblical scholarship, and a healthy dose of humility, gifted teacher and communicator Matthew Schlimm explores perennial theological questions raised by the Old Testament. He provides strategies for reading and appropriating these sacred texts, showing how the Old Testament can shape the lives of Christians today and helping them appreciate the Old Testament as a friend in faith.


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