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ISBN-10 0205865410ISBN-13 9780205865413
ISBN-10 0205865380ISBN-13 9780205865383
Author(s): Mark Roncace; Joseph Weaver
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 384

Enriches students’ experience of learning about the Bible.

The exciting first edition, Global Perspectives on the Bible, by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, isa diverse collection of writings derived from a variety of geographic, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious contexts. The editors have created a volume of forty chapters, each comprised of four articles with different perspectives on the biblical texts. While some chapters focus on a particular Bible verse, others cover multiple passages; some chapters take on the themes throughout an entire book, and still others compare passages from multiple books. Readers gain an enriched learning experience during their study of the Bible as well as insight into their own perspectives.

In addition to compiling fresh interpretations of biblical texts, the editors of Global Perspectives on the Bible emphasize the fact that these interpretations are only part of a global conversation, and they encourage readers to continue that conversation by analyzing and voicing their own views.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: 

  • Approach the Bible with a better understanding of how the text means different things to different people.

  • Analyze and compare various interpretations of the Bible.

  • Gain a new understanding of their own perspectives on the Bible.