A Study of the Christian Practice of Reading Scripture
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Angie Harvey offers an engaging analysis of spiritual reading as a Christian practice of reading scripture, helpfully located in the landscape of theological interpretation and lectio divina, and with the church serving as a "home" for spiritual readers. Her studies of several key writers deepen our appreciation of the depth and complexities of what is involved, while offering vision for renewed Christian reading. Harvey offers today's readers significant 'ressourcement' for a key task."
--Richard S. Briggs, Lecturer in Old Testament and Director of Biblical Studies, Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham University
"'You are not here to verify, / Instruct yourself, or inform curiosity / . . . You are here to kneel / Where prayer has been valid.' What T. S. Eliot wrote about a place is also true, Harvey argues, of a book: the Bible. Reclaiming the tradition of lectio divina and reflecting on its relationship to the Bible reading practiced in the academy, her own book is a welcome reminder of the one thing that matters."
--Francis Watson, Durham University