Words and The Word

Case Studies in Using Scripture

By Charles Sherlock

Words and The Word

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  • ISBN: 9781625643377
  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Words and The Word

Case Studies in Using Scripture

By Charles Sherlock

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625643377
  • Pages: 186
  • Publication Date: 9/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

About-

Christians confess faith in Jesus Christ, the living Word of God 'according to the scriptures' -- the Word of God written. Yet sharp differences today over how these scriptures are used are dividing churches, not least across the Anglican Communion.

Words and the Word speaks to this situation through four 'case studies'. The first explores what the scriptures are physically -- words, communicated via material artifacts, changing over time from scrolls to smartphones. How do these changes affect our 'reading' the scriptures?

The other case studies focus on topics in current debate. How do the scriptures use war-words and male and female terms for God? What does the biblical motif of blood mean today, whether in the human experiences of menstruation and circumcision, or in relation to sacrifice and atonement? How do the scriptures speak of God's 'no' and 'yes', and how does this shape our discerning of what is ultimately true, right and good?

Words and the Word takes readers through a wide range of biblical texts, exploring them with a strong grounding in awareness of context, pastoral experience and scholarly work.

This readable book is based on the 2012 Moorhouse Lectures given by Dr Charles Sherlock in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.

Contributors-

Charles Sherlock

Bio(s)-

The Revd Dr Charles Sherlock has taught theology and liturgy for over four decades, chiefly at Ridley College, Melbourne, and in the United Faculty of Theology. He has a long-standing interest in the practical use of the scriptures, and was Australian co-ordinator for the 'Bible in the Life of the Church' project 2010-2012. A widely published author, Dr Sherlock is an Honorary Research Fellow of MCD University of Divinity. He is married to his co-theologian Dr Peta Sherlock

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