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What do we do with the Bible?

What do we do with the Bible?
Richard Rohr addresses the selective use of the Bible by many people to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia and much more.
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ISBN/EAN: 9780281083213
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Publisher: SPCK
Author: Richard Rohr
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What do we do with the Bible? Does this ancient, sometimes violent and contradictory text have anything to teach us today? Selective use of Scripture - by preachers and politicians alike - has been employed to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia . . . the list goes on. Still, we believe the Bible has something important to say. How can we read it in a contemplative and intelligent way? In What do we do with the Bible?, Richard Rohr answers just this question. He offers a methodology of hermeneutics (interpretation) that creates a foundation for a hopeful and cosmic vision - incarnation from beginning to end of time. (He explores this vision further in The Universal Christ). In particular, Father Richard focuses on Jesus' own method of using his Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus read between the lines to find and follow God's mercy, inclusion, and compassionate justice. For him, everything came down to relationship and transformation. Richard Rohr offers a method of interpretation that points to the vision of incarnation that he explores fully in his book, The Universal Christ. He focuses on how Jesus, when referring to the Hebrew scriptures, read between the lines to reveal God's passion for relationship and transformation. Approaching the Bible as a whole in such a spirit will help us to make sense of its violence and many contradictions, and deepen our hope for the future. This little hardback book is in 72pp, and after an introduction, it addresses Hermeneutic, what the Bible is NOT saying, and the Jesus Hermeneutic. There are notes at the end.
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