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Sacred Word, Broken Word

Preparing for Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • By Kenton L. Sparks
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The Bible is a religious masterpiece. Its authors cast a profound vision for the healing of humanity through the power of divine love, grace and forgiveness. But the Bible also contains -dark texts- that challenge our ethical imagination. How can one book teach us to love our enemies and also teach us to slaughter Canaanites? Why does a book that preaches the equality of all people -- male and female, slave and free, Greek and Jew -- also include laws that permit God's people to trade in slaves and to persecute those of a different faiths or ethnicities?
In Sacred Word, Broken Word Kenton Sparks argues that the -dark side- of Scripture is not an illusion. Rather, these dark texts remind us that all human beings, including the biblical authors, stand in need of God's redemptive solution in Jesus Christ.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780802867186
    • Manufacturer: William B Eerdmans Pub Co
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780802867186
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Kenton L. Sparks
    • Page Count: 176
    • Width: 1.00 inches
    • Height: 1.00 inches
    • Length: 1.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.57 pounds
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