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Overview Time and time again volumes of introduction to the Bible focus more on clarifying current theories about the biblical text than on understanding the text itself. Simplicity is sorely lacking in the wider "introductory literature," yet it has become increasingly important as basic biblical literacy among undergraduates has declined over the past decades. Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin seek to remedy this problem by turning our gaze back to the text itself. An Introduction to the Bible is just what it claims to be, as it includes surveys of the content of every biblical book, section by section. While it does offer accessible introductions to Bible backgrounds, historical-critical methods, and critical issues associated with the biblical book, these are included to enhance, not obscure, understanding. Perfect for undergraduates, church study groups, and interested laypeople, An Introduction to the Bible ably delivers on its title and can be a foundational work for anyone seeking to understand God's Word more fully.
Publishers Description Many current Bible intro volumes focus more on theories about the biblical text than on the text itself. They lack the simplicity that has become increasingly crucial as basic biblical literacy has declined. Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin seek to remedy that problem by turning readers back to the text at hand. Their Introduction to the Bible surveys the content of all the biblical books, section by section, focusing on the Bibles theological themes.
Citations And Professional Reviews An Introduction to the Bible by Robert Kugler & Patrick Hartin has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 06/01/2009 page 46
Christian Century - 10/20/2009 page 22
Reference and Research Bk News - 11/01/2009 page 23
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 8.1" Height: 1.4" Weight: 3.1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 8, 2009
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 080284636X ISBN13 9780802846365
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More About Robert Kugler & Patrick Hartin
Robert Kugler is Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department and Chair of Classical Civilizations, Gonzaga University, Washington.