Trinity Guide to the Bible

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Price
$45.54
Publisher
Trinity Press International
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.66 inches | 0.93 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781563383403

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About the Author
Richard H. Hiers, Professor of Religion, Emeritus, and Affiliate Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Florida.
Reviews
"A highly accessible guide to the Christian scriptures for readers of all backgrounds and religious traditions, whether they know the Bible well or are reading it for the first time .The Trinity Guide to the Bible is an excellent tool and study guide, and highly recommended for religious studies students, as well as the non-specialist general reading wanting to better understand Judeo-Christian scripture." The Bookwatch, December 2001--Sanford Lakoff "Midwest Book Review "
"The Trinity Guide surveys the historical contexts, literary forms, and prominent themes of the books in the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Hiers (Univ. of Florida) presents the conclusions of mainline biblical scholarship and invites readers to explore the texts for themselves. His comments are brief yet informed, and most readers will find them interesting and useful regardless of religious background or familiarity with the Bible." F.R. Ames, Choice, June 2002 Vol. 39 No. 10--Sanford Lakoff
"For serious inquirers for whom the Christian Bible is an unknown and forbidding book, Hiers not only presents concisely a wealth of information about the Bible as a whole (including Apocrypha) and the highlights of each of its books, but identifies historical criticism's major conclusions as well. Careful readers will be well instructed by this irenic guide." Leander E. Keck, Winkley Professor of Biblical Theology, emeritus, Yale Divinity School--Sanford Lakoff
"This is an extremely useful, accurate, concise, and well-informed guide to the Bible. The author has treated historical matters, theology, scholarly, and literary concerns about the Bible in one volume. I scarcely see how he managed to pack so much constructive information into such a compact format, but he did. One of the most valuable features of the book is the presentation of the current 'scholarly consensus' as what it is, namely, meticulous but tentative hypotheses. I notice that it is extremely valuable for undergraduate students, or anyone who needs to understand the sometimes compressed prose of the biblical authors and current scholarly opinion about these writings. Hiers writes well enough and concisely enough that the book can find use in church study groups. Rarely have I had such pleasure in reading what I know, but have never presented so well myself." James Strange, Professor of Religious Studies, University of South Florida--Sanford Lakoff
"His comments are brief yet informed, and most readers will find them interesting and useful regardless of religious background or familiarity with the Bible." F.R. Ames, Colorado Christian University, ChoiceReviews.online, May 2002.--Sanford Lakoff