Item description for How United Methodists Study Scripture (United Methodist Studies) by Gayle C. Felton...
Overview This new series of books challenges United Methodists to engage in life-transforming practices. Each book explains a theme and underscores major emphases within the United Methodist denomination: * How should I read and study the Bible? * How should I pray and engage in my devotional life? * How can I reach out and share my faith? Each adult study is divided into four sections with suggestions for group discussion, and can be completed in 4 to 8 sessions. No leader's guide is needed. In the 4 chapters of this book four authors contribute with different emphases to the process of Bible study and interpretation. Catherine Gonzalez's chapter summarizes the roles of the Bible in the periods of the early church, the early and later Middle Ages, and the Protestant Reformation. The chapter by Ben Witherington concentrates on the Bible in early Methodism, focusing on John Wesley, Francis Asbury and Richard Watson. Dr. Tilson's chapter addresses issues of contemporary scriptural study and interpretation, emphasizing the significance of historical context. Gayle Carlton Felton's concluding chapter investigates distinctively United Methodist approaches to and uses of the Bible.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.41 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series United Methodist Studies
ISBN 0687084229 ISBN13 9780687084227
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Good for Beginners Jun 19, 2005
This text is a good book for the novice United Methodist or new students to religious studies. The book is comprised of thought from four leading writers.
Gonzalez's opening chapter on Bible studying in the Early Church is well prepared and clearly instructive. Witherington offers, his usual, astute and well-researched analysis of the Wesley's and Asbury's (one wonders if his Watson analysis is necessary) use and study of Scripture.
Tilson's chapter 3 keeps this book from gaining the 5th star. His "contemporary approach" is too cerebral. Even as a fellow U Methodist theological thinker, who has a love for theological argument, I found myself wondering away from his run-on sentences and slow train-of-thought.
Felton's concluding chapter brings the reader back on task. She provides a realistic look at contemporary Methodism and its application of Scripture. She also reminds one of Methodism's rich heritage of biblical study and interpretation.
All-in-all I'm grateful for my daughter's gifting me this book. It is a welcomed addition to my Wesleyan library and very recommendable.