Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Introduction to the Bible: The Nature, History, Authorship & Content of the Holy Bible With Selections from & Commentaries on the Various Books [Paperback]

By John Laux (Author), Ma Fr John Laux (Author) & Carl J. Ryan (Designed by)
Our Price $ 15.76  
Retail Value $ 19.95  
You Save $ 4.19  (21%)  
Item Number 127219  
Buy New $15.76
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Introduction to the Bible: The Nature, History, Authorship & Content of the Holy Bible With Selections from & Commentaries on the Various Books by John Laux, Ma Fr John Laux & Carl J. Ryan...

Overview
An extremely valuable, very thorough orientation to Sacred Scripture. Includes the Church's role as the Bible's official interpreter. Also gives an introduction to each of the Bible's 72 books, with well-chosen Scriptural passages from most of the books. Uses the Douay-Rheims translation. The background on just the Gospels is alone worth the price of the book. First published in 1932, the information contained here remains as valid as the traditional Catholic teaching it presents. Renders a true Catholic understanding of God's Holy Word.

Publishers Description
Introduction to the Bible Catholics who feel lost when facing the Bible will find that Introduction to the Bible is an extremely valuable and very thorough orientation to Sacred Scripture. Based upon the traditional teaching of the Church, this book fills a great need for the interested reader by providing a Catholic roadmap to God's Inspired Word, including the true meaning of Inspiration, guidelines to understanding the Bible and the Church's role as the Bible's official interpreter. This book also gives an introduction to each of the Bible's 72 books, with well-chosen Scriptural passages from most of the books that render a representative example of what they are like and about. Using the Douay-Rheims English translation of the Bible, Introduction to the Bible is clear, concise, orthodox and interesting. The background Fr. Laux gives on just the Gospels is alone worth the price of the entire book. Though first published in 1932, this book nevertheless is not dated; the information contained here remains valid, as does, of course, the traditional Catholic teaching it presents. And, unlike many Bible commentators today, Fr. Laux does not attempt to discredit the historical truth of the Scriptures. St. Jerome said, "A man who is well grounded in the testimonies of the Scripture is the bulwark of the Church," and also, "Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." Fr. Laux's Introduction to the Bible will go a long way toward giving the reader a true Catholic understanding of God's Holy Word, that is, toward unlocking for him this divinely inspired source of truths about God, man, Christ the Redeemer and His holy Catholic Church.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: Saint Benedict Press W/Tan Books and Publishe
Pages   326
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.65" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1932
Publisher   Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN  0895553961  
ISBN13  9780895553966  


Availability  147 units.
Availability accurate as of Feb 20, 2017 05:28.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About John Laux, Ma Fr John Laux & Carl J. Ryan


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Father John Laux, M.A., was a high school religion teacher who wrote his own Catholic curricular books after spending a large number of years teaching and researching. His works were first published in 1928 and include Catholic Apologetics, Mass and the Sacraments, Introduction to the Bible, Catholic Morality and Church History. He capsulated the Catholic faith extremely well, thanks to his lively prose and succinct way of accurately explaining the details of theology. Though Father Laux originally wrote his books for high school students, they remain very informative for those in college and even adulthood as well. He wrote in a timeless, direct and to-the-point style that continues to present Catholics with in-depth explanations of their faith today.


John Laux has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Course in Religion


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Catholic
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > General


Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > Roman Catholic



Similar Products



Reviews - What do customers think about Introduction to the Bible: The Nature, History, Authorship & Content of the Holy Bible With Selections from & Commentaries on the Various Books?

Father Laux Did His Homework  Feb 28, 2007
Father Laux's INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE is a very useful, instructive assessment of the Bible, biblical history, and "secular" history of the Ancient Middle East. Father Laux gives readers very good historical background to the Bible, and readers whether they are Catholic or not can benefit from this book.

This reviewer disagrees with Father Laux on The Documentary Hypothesis of the Torah or first five books of the Bible. In spite of this fact, this disagreement does not undermine the value of the book. Had Father Laux lived long enough to examine the Dead Sea Scrolls and other recently discovered sources, he may have modfied his views. Father Laux is obviously a partisan of Catholcism and the Catholic Church. Anyone who critisizes him for that is wasting their time. Father Laux was very clear about his religious loyalties. Readers should know this in no way detracts from the value of the book.

Father Laux's presentation of other books of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament is very enlightening. He gives readers of the political forces and challenges faced by the Ancient Hebrews, and he explains the religious disputes among different Judean factions. The book gives readers a concise view of Ancient Hebrew social history which in turn gives the reader a better understanding of irate Ancient Hebrew Prophets who railed against social injustice, violations of religious codes, and blatent hypocracy. Father Laux's placing the Prophetic Books and Books of Poetry in proper historical context make reading the Bible easier and with more understanding.

One feature of Father Laux's book was his handling of Hebrew poetry such as Job, the Pslams, Proverbs, etc. Father Laux did a masterful job in enlightening readers to this part of the Bible. While this reviewer disagrees with Father Laux's intrepretation of the book titled Canticles of Canticles or Song of Songs, Father Laux's commentary is very good.

Father Laux gives readers escellent coverage of the Apocrophy. Readers may know that the Catholic Bible has seven books that are not in most Protestant bibles. These books are Judeth, Tobit or Tobius, Ecclesiasticus not to be confused with Ecclesiastes, Wisdom, and First and Second Maccabees. His explanation of why the Early Church Fathers accepted these books as canonical is clear and understandable. His remarks re St. Jerome (346-420)inclusion of these books in St. Jerome's Vulgate Bible gives readers good reasons of why the Catholic Church includes these books.

Father Laux's explanation of the New Testament is just as good as his explanation of the Old Testament. He gives the reader some insight to the use of the Aramaic and Greek languages. He explains the Synoptic problem and offers intelligent solutions. A very valuable part of his explanation of the New Testament is his careful description of the differences of the "Jewish" Christians who originated in Judea and the Gentile Christians who originated outside of Judea. He cites the differences between Jewish traditions and those of the Greeks and Romans. One can follow the Pauline Epistles and other sections of the New Testament easier by referring to Father Laux's book.

Father Laux was sure but not arrogant in writing this book. When biblical scholars are not sure or he (Father Laux) is not sure, he is honest enough to admit it. He gives different views and logically explains his own views. Father has placed useful maps in this book to assist readers. He has sections titled Suggestions for Further Study which present thoughtful questions to readers as well as useful bibliogrpahies.

Any reader interested in a solid understanding of the Bible would do well to carefully read this book. This reviewer read it because he was impressed with Father Laux's CHURCH HISTORY. Father Laux's INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLE is a valuable to anyone who wants to know more about the Bible
 

Write your own review about Introduction to the Bible: The Nature, History, Authorship & Content of the Holy Bible With Selections from & Commentaries on the Various Books



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Introduction to the Bible: The Nature, History, Authorship & Content of the Holy Bible With Selections from & Commentaries on the Various Books


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy