Item description for From Eden to Babel: An Adventure in Bible Study by Richard D. Nelson...
Overview Richard Nelson has written an interpretive guide to the most fascinating stories from Genesis 2-11: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Cain's descendants, the flood, Noah and his sons, and the Tower of Babel. Its purpose is to helps ordinary people of faith recapture the power of the familiar stories from the first chapters of Genesis, reading the scriptures for themselves and applying the insights to their own lives. It introduces and demonstrates an easily accessible, step-by-step interpretive method that lets readers discover, uncover, and recover meaning in these stories. Nelson encourages biblical readers to look beyond conventional and expected meanings to explore the potential texts have to address contemporary issues and situations that people care about today. Through his interpretive method, Nelson nurtures lay Christians to become self-reliant readers who can discover effective and dynamic meaning in Genesis and other stories from the Bible.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Chalice Press
ISBN 0827210396 ISBN13 9780827210394
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More About Richard D. Nelson
Richard Nelson is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Perkins School of Theology. He has been the W. J. A. Power Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament since 2001. Previously he served as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh (1974-77), then taught at Ferrum College in Virginia (1977-81) and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Pennsylvania (1981-2001). He is the author of seven books and numerous articles on Biblical themes. Professor Nelson is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America He is a noted scholar who has published commentaries on Kings, Deuteronomy, and Joshua.
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