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Bible Makes Sense

ISBN-10: 0664224954

ISBN-13: 9780664224950

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: Walter Brueggemann

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List price: $10.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 110
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Forewordp. 7
The Possibility of a Fresh Perspectivep. 9
The Modern-Industrial-Scientific Model
The Existentialist Model
The Transcendentalist Model
The Covenantal-Historical Model
Some Characteristics of the Biblical View
The Biblical Invitation
Nurturing a Historical Imaginationp. 25
The Need for Imagination
Imagination Shaped by History
Bread in the Wilderness
Some Biblical Uses of This Story
Some Lines of Reflection on the Story
Making Sense as an Insiderp. 39
The Primal Narrative
The Expanded Narrative
Derivative Narratives
The Literature of Institutionalization
The Literature of Mature Theological Reflection
The Literature of Instruction and Vocation
The Relationship of These Kinds of Literature
The Center of the Odd Perspective of the Bible--Godp. 53
Now You Are God's People
God Present with Power
Abiding Presence
"Fear Not!" "Emmanuel, Which Means, 'God with Us'"
Jesus' Ministry
What God Promises and What He Asks
More of the Same Still to Comep. 67
God Is the Freedom-Giver
God Is the Exile-Ender and the Home-Bringer
God Is the Life-Bringer
The Good News of Jesus
Turn and Live!p. 77
Conversion--Entering into Covenant with God
Conversion--Both Communal and Personal
At Once a Human Task and God's Work
Bad News and Good News
The Gift of New Hearts
"From Death to Life"p. 89
Life Means Relatedness
Life Is a Task
Life Is a Gift
Death and Resurrection
The Church Is the Community of Resurrection
"Power to Become Children of God"p. 99
Slaves Become Sons and Daughters
Orphans Become Adopted Children
Sons and Daughters Have a Future
Sons and Daughters Have a Vocation
Our Task of Reconciliation
The Bible and Its Communityp. 111
Summary: Perspectives on the Biblep. 119
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