This Strange and Sacred Scripture : Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities

This Strange and Sacred Scripture : Wrestling with the Old Testament and Its Oddities

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Matthew Richard Schlimm
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17.27mm | 372g
Publication date
17 Feb 2015
Publisher
Baker Publishing Group
Imprint
Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Publication City/Country
Ada, MI, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
0801039797
ISBN13
9780801039799
Bestsellers rank
417,359