Biblical interpretation

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Take & Read: New Testament

Matthew L. Skinner recommends the best recently published books in his field.

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Novel exegesis

A review of Mary Rakow

The lines between sacred history and contemporary life are wonderfully, miraculously blurred.

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The feminist Bushnell

A review of Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Katharine Bushnell was a reforming whirlwind who left the mission field to campaign for temperance and against the sex trade.

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Hermeneutics in a fragile land

A review of Will Stalder

The history of Palestinian Christian interpretation of the Old Testament reminds us of the nuanced, fragile nature of life in that region.

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How to Read the Bible, by Harvey Cox

For the Bible to belong not only to the church or the academy but to the people, a guidebook is needed. Harvey Cox provides one.

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One story, three ways

Robert Gregg traces five scriptural stories as they were later understood by commentators—Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.

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The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage, by Mark Achtemeier

Mark Achtemeier and I once faced off at General Assembly over gay ordination. Sixteen years later, he preached at my ordination.

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The many Jobs

C. L. Seow explores how the book of Job might have been understood by its original writers and audiences, and how we might look at it now.