Item description for Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible by Michael Dauphinais & Matthew Levering...
Overview The authors make their case that holiness--which they define as communion with God through love of neighbor--is the central theme of Scripture.
Publishers Description The Bible doesn't come with a secret decoder ring, which means that it is left to church theologians to make sense of the Bible's many intricate and overlapping themes. Over the centuries, the church has identified several themes--such as love and covenant--that have helped the faithful to better understand a sometimes bewildering book. In Holy People, Holy Land, authors Dauphinais and Levering make the case that holiness--which they define as communion with God through love of neighbor--is the central theme of Scripture. Holy People, Holy Land will give any reader the tools to better understand Scripture by showing how a holy God desires to recreate his children in his image so that they too can be holy.
From Publishers Weekly The authors, associate professors of theology at Ave Maria University in
Naples, Fla., present the narrative of the Bible in the context of God's
passion for restoring humankind to a state of original holiness. They consider
holiness-defined as a condition of balance and innocence before God and his
creation-to be the underlying theme of all scripture. As such, it provides a
paradigm for God's intervention in human affairs, unifying sacred history as
the record of God's reaching out to a world in need of grace. The authors
sidestep questions of historicity and authorship, focusing instead on the
biblical stories as reflections of God's hand in human affairs. As the title
suggests, they chart a pattern of holiness, not just in people, but in the
land the people possess. This theme builds until the final chapter, which
addresses the restoration of holiness of person and place, a future time when
"the people of the new covenant have become the righteous dwelling place of
God." Although written for undergraduate theology students and fraught with
intimidating-looking footnotes, the material is easily grasped by the average
reader and is highly recommended for Catholics and Protestants alike. (Oct.)
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Citations And Professional Reviews Holy People, Holy Land: A Theological Introduction to the Bible by Michael Dauphinais & Matthew Levering has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 06/13/2005 page 48
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 37
Library Journal - 08/01/2005 page 92
Library Journal - 08/15/2005
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.91" Width: 6.03" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Brazos Press
ISBN 1587431238 ISBN13 9781587431234
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More About Michael Dauphinais & Matthew Levering
Michael Dauphinais (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is associate dean of faculty and associate professor of theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Matthew Levering (Ph.D., Boston College) is professor of theology at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. Dauphinais and Levering are coauthors of Knowing the Love of Christ.