Download e-book for kindle: Abusing Scripture: The Consequences of Misreading the Bible by Manfred Brauch

By Manfred Brauch

ISBN-10: 0830825797

ISBN-13: 9780830825790

almost all Christians realize the centrality of the Bible to their religion. but many Christians misquote and misapply Scripture on a regular basis. frequently people who find themselves such a lot keen about the authority of the Bible are on the maximum loss in terms of figuring out its message truly and making use of it faithfully. Professor Manfred Brauch believes this sort of improper interpretation and alertness of Scripture is a detriment to the integrity of our Christian witness and contributes to profound misunderstandings in Christian trust and practice.

In this functional ebook written with the non-specialist in brain, Manfred Brauch identifies and corrects a few simple error that interpret and practice biblical texts in ways in which distort their which means and message. Chapters discover problems with context, style, consistency, writer purpose and different vital concerns, addressing not only the act of interpretation, but additionally the attitudes in the back of the methods we elect to use Scripture.

Whether you lead a religious study or small staff, are a pastor or Sunday institution instructor, are engaged in biblical examine at a school or seminary, or are only a regular Christian who desires to know the way to interpret God's observe good and realize sturdy interpretation (or the shortcoming therof) in the event you come upon it, this significant booklet should be a useful guide.

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