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Title:
The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it / Peter Enns.
ISBN:
9780062272027

9780062272034
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
xiii, 267 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
Contents:
I'll take door number three -- God did what?! -- God likes stories -- Why doesn't God make up his mind? -- Jesus is bigger than the Bible -- No one saw this coming -- The Bible, just as it is.
Abstract:
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community. Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God;s plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job -- but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow. The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider -- the essence of our spiritual study.
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