This Strange and Sacred Scripture : Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities
The Old Testament can seem strange and disturbing to contemporary readers. What should Christians make of Genesis 1-3, seemingly at odds with modern scientific accounts? Why does the Old Testament contain so much violence? How should Christians handle texts that give women a second-class status? Does the Old Testament contradict itself? Why are so many Psalms filled with anger and sorrow? What should we make of texts that portray God as filled with wrath?
Combining pastoral insight, biblical scholarship, and a healthy dose of humility, gifted teacher and communicator Matthew Schlimm explores perennial theological questions raised by the Old Testament. He provides strategies for reading and appropriating these sacred texts, showing how the Old Testament can shape the lives of Christians today and helping them appreciate the Old Testament as a friend in faith.
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- Matthew Richard Schlimm
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17.27mm | 372g
- Publication date
- 17 Feb 2015
- Baker Publishing Group
- Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
- Publication City/Country
- Ada, MI, United States
- Illustrations note
- Illustrations, black and white
- Bestsellers rank