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ISBN-13 9780205927029ISBN-10 0205927025
ISBN-10 0205909205ISBN-13 9780205909209
Author(s): Mark Roncace; Joseph Weaver
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 240

Present a genuinely diverse collection of short essays on specific New Testament texts.

The exciting first edition of Global Perspectives on the Bible, by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, is a diverse collection of writings emanating from a variety of geographic, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious locations. The book features 22 sets of essays on a specific New Testament text. This design creates a focused, dynamic “conversation” of perspectives. Readers will become more self-aware of their own context as they explore the Bible with a variety of other interpreters from around the world.

In addition to compiling fresh interpretations of biblical texts, the editors emphasize the fact that these perspectives are only a small part of the conversation, and they encourage readers to continue that conversation by developing and articulating their own views.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Engage successfully a variety of perspectives on the New Testament

  • Understand the contextual nature of biblical interpretation

  • Recognize factors that shape their own reading of the biblical literature

  • Assess and analyze different interpretations of the New Testament