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Why are so many intelligent and compassionate people embarrassed to say they find wisdom and comfort in the Bible? Why do so many seekers turn to New Age religionsinstead of the Bible? And how as a society did we come to cede biblical interpretation to those who would use the Bible as a tool for division and exclusion?

In this groundbreaking book, Peter Gomes shows how to read the Bibleand what it says about the topics that concern us all, including joy suffering, evil, and goodness. He also explains what the Bible really says about women, gays and lesbians, and people of color. With compassion, humor, and insight, he gives readers the tools and understanding they need to make the ancient wisdom of the Bible a dynamic part of their modern lives.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p.[354]-375) and index.

About the Author

Peter J. Gomes has been minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church, and serves as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. An American Baptist minister, he was named one of America's top preachers by Time magazine. He is the recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688134471
Subtitle:
Discovering The Bible's Place In Our Lives
Author:
Gomes, Peter J.
Author:
Gomes, Peter J.
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Bible - Study - General
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Bible - Commentaries - General
Subject:
General Religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
246
Publication Date:
19961107
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.49x6.62x1.32 in. 1.58 lbs.

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