Item description for Deuteronomy (Westminster Bible Companion) by Thomas Mann, Patrick D. Miller & David L. Bartlett...
Overview Deuteronomy is a living document that deals with issues that have relevance for the modern-day reader, including justice and the vision of the Great Society, individual responsibility versus the importance of community, and the nature of loyalty to God and to the world. By examining these issues, readers will draw striking parallels between the world of Israel several millenia ago and today.
Deuteronomy, Thomas Mann notes, is more than a relic of ancient history. It is a living document that deals with issues that have relevance for the modern-day reader, including justice and the vision of the Great Society, individual responsibility versus the importance of community, and the nature of loyalty to God and to the world. By examining these and other issues, readers will draw striking parallels between the world of Israel several millennia ago and today. This absorbing and readable book will stimulate discussion about the Deuteronomistic prescriptions for a healthy society and their applicability to contemporary life and society.
Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1995
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Westminster Bible Companion
ISBN 0664252664 ISBN13 9780664252663
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Excellent study material for understanding Deuteronomy! Dec 8, 2006
I was first introduced to this series, The Westminster Bible Companion in college. Since graduating I have become well on my way to completing the entire collection. I definitely recommend all of the books.
Each book in the series seems to have a different author (or set of authors) and so adds a different flavor. The interprations seem to be based on the consensus of most modern scholars and lend a more thorough understanding of the bible then you would get from simply reading it. Due to the age of the bible and distinct culture that it was written in, there can be parts of it that are hard for the modern reader to understand. This leads to frustration and ultimately ignorance of the profound message contained within. These books are a treasure and I believe them to be within reach of anyone, be they a member of clergy or a layman.
Quick Review Jun 7, 2000
Advanced. Moderately critical commentary. Not for the passive student.