Nothing has been more contentious in the
history of Christianity than the meaning of the Bible, and that debate
continues today. Arguments over scripture have divided denominations,
churches, and families, and these squabbles have led many to abandon the
faith altogether. Jacob D. Myers, a rising young scholar, has a
solution to the problem with scripture. The instability of the Bible's
meaning, he argues, is not a weakness but a strength, and it can benefit
conservatives and liberals alike.
In a conversational style
peppered with pop culture references, Myers provides a variety of tools
for readers of the Bible, helping the experienced and inexperienced
alike appreciate the sacred text in new ways. Finally, he proposes the
intriguing alternative of an "erotic" interpretation, one that makes
love with the Bible and opens new vistas of understanding.