The Literary Guide to the Bible

Author: Robert Alter

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 678

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Offers guidance for reading and studying each book of the Old and New Testament.

The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible

Author: Leland Ryken

Publisher: Zondervan


Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 994

The EditorsLeland Ryken Wheaton College (Illinois) Tremper Longman III Westminster Theological Seminary The Authors Fredrick Buechner Novelist John Sailhamer Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Wilson G. Baroody (deceased) Arizona State UniversityWilliam F. Gentrup Arizona State UniversityKenneth R.R. Gros Louis Indiana University Willard Van Antwerpen Indiana University Nancy Tischler The Pennsylvania State University V. Philips Long Covenant Theological Seminary Michael Hagan North American Baptist Seminary Richard L. Pratt, Jr. Reformed Theological Seminary Douglas Green Yale University Wilma McClarty Southern College Jerry A. Gladson First Christian Church, Garden Grove, California Raymond C. Van Leeouwen Calvin Theological Seminary G. Lloyd Carr Gordon College Richard Patterson Liberty University James H. Sims The University of Southern Mississippi Branson L. Woodard, Jr. Liberty University Amberys R. Whittle Georgia Southern University John H. Augustine Yale University Michael Travers Grand Rapids Baptist College Marianne Meye Thompson Fuller Theological Seminary John W. Sider Westmont College Carey C. Newman Palm Beach Atlantic CollegeWilliam G. Doty The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa Chaim Potak Novelist Gene Warren Doty University of Missouri-Rolla Sidney Greidanus Calvin Theological Seminary

A Christian Guide to the Classics

Author: Leland Ryken

Publisher: Crossway


Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 595

We’ve all heard about the classics and some of us have even read them on our own. But for those of us who remain a bit intimidated or simply want to get more out of our reading, this companion to Crossway’s Christian Guides to the Classics series is here to help. In this brief guidebook, popular professor, author, and literary expert Leland Ryken explains what the classics are, how to read them, and why they’re still valuable. Written to help you become a seasoned reader and featuring a list of books to get you started, this guide will give you the tools you need to read and enjoy some of history’s greatest literature.

Exploring the Old Testament

A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature

Author: Ernest C. Lucas

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 445

Ernest C. Lucas provides an informed, illuminating and interactive introduction to the ancient background, the literary artistry, and the varied and timeless messages of the Psalms and Wisdom literature.

Cracking Old Testament Codes

A Guide to Interpreting Literary Genres of the Old Testament

Author: D. Brent Sandy

Publisher: B & H Academic


Category: Religion

Page: 323

View: 272

A guide to the various kinds of literature in the Old Testament-narrative, history, law, oracles, and more-and how to interpret them. Contributors include Eugene Merrill, Walt Kaiser, and Tremper Longman, III.

The Literary Structure of the Old Testament

A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi

Author: David A. Dorsey

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 341

Examines the literary structure of each book in the Old Testament and demonstrates how an understanding of that structure sheds light on the book's meaning.

Mappings of the Biblical Terrain

The Bible as Text

Author: Vincent L. Tollers

Publisher: Bucknell University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 280

Twenty-five international biblical scholars and literary theorists apply the methods of literary criticism, semantics, social criticism, theology, narratology, and gender studies to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, New connections between Judaism and Christianity are suggested.

How to Read the Psalms

Author: Tremper Longman III

Publisher: InterVarsity Press


Category: Religion


View: 163

The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. Somehow the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the present. Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely. Their poetry is unfamiliar in form. Many images they use are foreign to us today. And the psalmists sometimes express thoughts that seem unworthy of Scripture. Tremper Longman gives us the kind of help we need to overcome the distance between the psalmists' world and ours. He explains the various kinds of psalms, the way they were used in Hebrew worship and their relationship to the rest of the Old Testament. Then he looks at how Christians can appropriate their message and insights today. Turning to the art of Old Testament poetry, he explains the use of parallelism and imagery. Step-by-step suggestions for interpretating the psalms on our own are followed by exercises for further study and reflection. Also included is a helpful guide to commentaries on the Psalms. Here is a book for all those who long to better understand these mirrors of the soul.

Scripture, the Soul of Theology

Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Publisher: Paulist Press


Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 588

"New Tent Architecture is the first major publication to look at the exciting possibilities of contemporary tensile building and the most interesting membrane structures created in recent years. This wide-ranging international survey begins with a substantial architectural and cultural history of the tent, considering its origins, meaning and ecological elegance. The core of the book features thirty recent projects, grouped by theme (atrium covers and fabric walls, ring roofs and convertibles, small peaks, large waves) and presented extensively through accessible text descriptions, photographs and line drawings." "At the forefront of current architectural practice and offering countless lessons for an increasingly environmentally aware profession, New Tent Architecture will be of widespread appeal and use to architecture and design professionals, engineers and students worldwide."--BOOK JACKET.