What They Don't Tell You
A Survivor's Guide to Biblical Studies
By (author) Michael Joseph Brown
What They Don't Tell You by Michael Joseph Brown
Book DescriptionMichael Brown wants to help students understand the mind-set and presuppositions behind the academic discipline of biblical studies. He uses his experiences as both a student and a teacher to offer wise advice about what to expect if you want to be an astute reader of the Bible. Brown provides basic information about the Bible and biblical criticism. He defines the jargon and and presents the variety of perspectives students will encounter in the classroom. He also clarifies the difference between biblical studies and Bible study, gives a brief history of scholarship, and furnishes an overview of the methods of biblical interpretation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664222208
(229mm x 127mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael Joseph Brown
Michael Joseph Brown is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Director of the Graduate Division of Religion at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He preaches and teaches in churches across the country, and has published various essays for the African Methodist Episcopal Review, The Christian Century, Sojourners, and the African Methodist Christian Recorder.
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