Conclusion As you surely must agree by now, the Bible does not stand up to close scrutiny, and there are sound and ... So bad are the problems with the Bible that, instead of asking, as does the title of this book, “What is wrong with ...
Author: Charles Giuliani
The Bible is the number one best-selling book of all time. No other literary work in history has ever held so many people captive to its claims. It is viewed as "God's word," an infallible moral guidebook, and a timeless provider of hope and comfort. But is there really any truth to these views? Is the Bible really worthy of all this fanfare? This book will reveal the ugly truth that the Bible is not at all what its fans think it to be. In fact, it is the very antithesis thereof. And this book will prove all of this by using the bible itself as its own refuter.
"Dr. Craigie is acutely aware of the ethical problems posed by his subject, and his study should be helpful to others who are equally aware of these problems. I am glad to commend this book.
Author: Peter C. Craigie
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
The predominance of war in the Old Testament troubles many Christians. However it is an issue that must be faced, says Peter C. Craigie, because it has serious ramifications for contemporary Christian attitudes about war. Professor Craigie categorizes the problems into two kinds - personal and external. The personal problems arise from the Christian's attempt to grapple with the emphasis on war in a book fundamental to faith. Three areas are considered here: the representation of God as warrior; God's revelation of himself in a book which preserves an extensive amount of war literature; and the seemingly conflicting ethics taught in the Old Testament and the New Testament. The external problems are critiques against the Bible and the Christian faith, based on the war-like nature of the Old Testament and the close association between Christianity and war throughout history. Only by examining and understanding the problem of war in the Old Testament will Christians be able to respond intelligently to attacks on their faith, to educate their youth in the nature of war, and to influence modern attitudes toward war. Peter C. Craigie was Academic Vice-President of the University of Calgary, professor of religious studies, and authored The Book of Deuteronomy in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series (Eerdmans). "Dr. Craigie is acutely aware of the ethical problems posed by his subject, and his study should be helpful to others who are equally aware of these problems. I am glad to commend this book." - F. F. Bruce University of Manchester "Professor Craigie approaches a difficult subject in an irenic, open manner, conveying both his grasp of the subject matter and his deep concern as a theologian and churchman for helping lay people think about a troubling problem in a fresh way. . . . Any person or group seeking to wrestle with the problem of war in the Old Testament will find Craigie's thoughtful study one of the most helpful resources available." - Patrick D. Miller, Jr. Princeton Theological Seminary
But the expectation that the Bible will provide specific remedies to all personal problems rests on a misunderstanding of the nature of most of the biblical writings and a lack of awareness of the grand themes that tie these writings ...
Author: Russell Pregeant
Publisher: Fortress Press
Russell Pregeant shows that reading the Bible "without interpretation" is impossible. The right question is which assumptions are appropriate. --from publisher description
Author: Werner Schwarz
Publisher: CUP Archive
The problems of character and conduct face us much as they faced the Romans and Greeks, the Egyptians and Hindus. ... of the language of our English Bible hold a power that is lost in the raw correctness of the revised version.
Author: Richard Heber Newton
Publisher: Good Press
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by Richard Heber Newton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” This is still true today, even though the Bible was written hundreds of years ago.
Author: Holman Bible Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
The Team Bible features the NLT translation and is created for competitors in team sports on all levels. Featuring Bible study helps and 32 pages of exclusive “Let's Go” themed team content provided by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, this Bible is full of amazing study tools to help equip, encourage, and empower sports teams to study God’s Word together.
Author: Richard Heber Newton
In the absence of any understanding of the biological process of fertilization, there are many Biblical metaphors of seed and earth (as in “Mother Earth”) to explain the ... Man produces the form, women supply the matter to be formed.
Author: C. Arthur Ellis
Publisher: Gadfly Publishing, LLC
Category: African American women
This work explores conformation and presentist biases in continuing accounts of the Ruby McCollum story. This was a 1952 murder trial in which a wealthy African-American wife shot and killed her white, physician and Florida Senator elect lover. The author contends that continuing accounts of the story are being told through the lens of the present, and by authors and filmmakers who bring their own point of view to the story rather than relying on archival information. By re-visiting archival information, the author attempts to confront these versions of revisionist history.
" Written by an ex-fundamentalist and graduate of Liberty University, this book goes straight to the evidence and presents a concise case-by-case analysis of the most salient irrationalities in the Christian Scriptures.
Author: Jonah David Conner
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Can we prove that the Bible makes false claims? Do the gospels all agree on details in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus? Does the Bible ever exaggerate historical facts? Do its moral teachings justify it being called "The Good Book?" Written by an ex-fundamentalist and graduate of Liberty University, this book goes straight to the evidence and presents a concise case-by-case analysis of the most salient irrationalities in the Christian Scriptures. With insightful commentary concerning frequent rebuttals used by apologists, it makes a solid case against evangelical claims to inerrancy. A valuable resource for believers and skeptics alike. Also included are examples of bogus prophecies and scribal manipulations of the New Testament.
The pastor will find, as some of us have already discovered, that more of his parishioners have consulted a mind specialist than a heart specialist.
Author: George H. Muedeking
Category: Pastoral psychology
The pastor will find, as some of us have already discovered, that more of his parishioners have consulted a mind specialist than a heart specialist. We need a religious interpretation to the findings of psychology. Two questions are addressed to every practicing pastor today. The first is, "How much psychiatric help do I dare to accept if I am a Christian?" The second question is, "Has Christianity any help to give me in the weird mixed-up world of fears and desires I find myself in?"--Page vii-viii.