Leviticus

You Have No Idea

By Maurice D. Harris

Leviticus

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  • ISBN: 9781620323670
  • Pages: 158
  • Publication Date: 8/28/2013
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Leviticus

You Have No Idea

By Maurice D. Harris

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620323670
  • Pages: 158
  • Publication Date: 8/28/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620323670
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 8/28/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
Web Price: $16.00
 

*All eBooks are non-returnable

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About-

Leviticus has been called "irrelevant," "primitive," and "a backwater" of the Bible, even by scholars and people of faith who treasure Scripture. Many find it alienating, or, at minimum, confusing. In Leviticus: You Have No Idea Rabbi Maurice D. Harris offers readers surprising new ways of looking at the Bible's least popular (and least understood) book. Grounded in his progressive religious values and beliefs, Rabbi Harris approaches the various laws, rituals, and stories of Leviticus with an open-minded curiosity about what we can learn today about life, ethics, God, and higher meaning by studying this text. Taking the Bible seriously but not literally, Harris uses a plain-spoken, accessible style to explain confusing elements of Leviticus. He explores topics that matter to many of us in contemporary society, including LGBT equality, the dangers of religious fundamentalism, the impacts of childhood trauma, criminal justice reform, and more. With this book, the author invites us into an ancient text that, read with care, challenges us to be better people and help repair this broken world.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"While the book of Leviticus may be an 'acquired taste' for contemporary religious seekers, luckily for us, Rabbi Maurice Harris has found his way into the book's mysteries. He is an ideal guide, leading readers gently through some of the most challenging verses in the Torah. Rabbi Harris brings creativity and knowledge of multiple disciplines to his reading of the text, sharing his insights with admirable clarity."
--Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

"Harris whets the appetite for culinary students of Scripture that will not only make Leviticus more palatable, but he shows why it should be part of a balanced diet for Jews and Christians alike. Smart but not overly academic, Leviticus should be recommended reading for all who have had any questions about how to read Leviticus in our modern world."
--Daniel E. H. Bryant, Senior Minister, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eugene, Oregon

"Rabbi Maurice Harris may be the first writer to excite readers about the book of Leviticus by taking scholarly insights and applying them to contemporary social challenges. . . . For those of us who seek to find prompts in the Bible to make us more responsible, more compassionate, and more connected human beings, Harris has provided a wonderful gift in opening up these seemingly irrelevant materials."
--From the Foreword by S. Tamar Kamionkowski, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Contributors-

Maurice D. Harris

Bio(s)-

Maurice D. Harris is a rabbi and writer living in Eugene, Oregon. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, he has worked as a congregational rabbi and religious educator. He is the author of Moses: A Stranger among Us, also from Cascade Books.

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