Item description for Great Themes of Scripture: Old Testament (Great Themes of Scripture Series) by Richard Rohr & Joseph Martos...
Overview You are about to set out on a great adventurea Richard Rohr told his original listeners when The Great Themes of Scripture talks were recorded for St. Anthony Messenger Press in 1973. Today the Lord will give you something new. All you have to do isacome before the Lord expecting and wanting something more than you already have. Now, more than 100,000 tapes later, these powerful, challenging, inspiring talks are available in print thanks to the professional and sensitive editing of Joseph Martos. Martos, who compares his collaboration with Rohr to that of Rodgers and Hammerstein, says: If I could acknowledge that the words are often mine, I must always admit that the music is Richard's. This first volume offers newcomers to the Hebrew Scriptures a feel for their overall religious themes. But for all readers this book uniquely sounds the call of the Lord and invites response in a way that will touch lives as deeply as Rohr's original talks.
Publishers Description "If the Old Testament is a puzzle to you, this introduction will not only throw open its riches but also draw you into its divine drama." --"Book Nook" ALSO AVAILABLE--Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament
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Studio: Saint Anthony Messenger Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1987
Publisher Saint Anthony Messenger Press
ISBN 0867160853 ISBN13 9780867160857
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More About Richard Rohr & Joseph Martos
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.
Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit cac.org for more information.
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Great service Apr 11, 2007
The book I received was delivered in a timely fashion and was in great shape. I will use this vendor again should the need arise.
Great Old Testament Overview Jan 7, 2003
Building upon a series of lectures given in the early seventies, Rohr and Martos expand on the ideas to look at the books of the Old Testament from a more macro view. From this stepped back view, the authors show how the books fit together, and how the parts of books such as Exodus build a contextual history of the times and how people are brought together with God. Rohr rejects fundamentalist or biblical literalist readings of the Old Testament, choosing to look at what the stories of the bible meant to those who originally wrote and shared the stories, and how they interact with our relationship with God today. This is one of the best series to lay out a good basis for studying the Old Testament and to understand what the bible is trying to tell us. A succinct volume that can be read again and again, it continues to bringing us into a greater understanding of faith and the Bible.
Great Themes of Scripture, Old Testament May 25, 2000
This book presents an overview of the great themes which are common in many Old Testament books. The book is easy to read yet inspires the reader to see in these ancient writings deep truths which are still relevant today. Most powerfully the authors site multitudinous examples of God's abounding love for mankind. It is very inspirational.