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Biblical Literacy

Author : Joseph Telushkin
ISBN : 9780062013019
Genre : Religion
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As he did so brilliantly in his bestselling book, jewish literacy,Joseph Teluslikin once again mines a subject of, Jewish history and religion so richly that his book becomes an inspiring companion and a fundamental reference. In Biblical Lileracy, Telushkin turns his attention to the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament), the most iniluential series of books in human history. Along with the Ten Commandments, the Bible's most famous document, no piece of legislation ever enacted has influenced human behavior as much as the biblical injunction to "Love your neighbor as yourself." No political tract has motivated human beings in so many diverse societies to fight for political freedom as the Exodus story of God's liberation of the Israelite slaves--which shows that God intends that, ultimately, people be free. The Bible's influence, however, has conveyed as much through its narratives as its laws. Its timeless and moving tales about the human condition and man's relationship to God have long shaped Jewish and Christian notions of morality, and continue to stir the conscience and imagination of believers and skeptics alike. There is a universality in biblical stories: The murder of Abel by his brother Cain is a profound tragedy of sibling jealousy and family love gone awry (see pages 11-14). Abraham',s challenge to God to save the lives of the evil people of Sodom is a fierce drama of man in confrontation with God, suggesting the human right to contend with the Almighty when it is feared He is acting unjustly (see pages 32-34). Jacob's, deception of his blind father, Isaac raises the timeless question: Do the ends justify the means when the fate of the world is at stake (see pages 46-55). Encyclopedia in scope, but dynamic and original in its observations and organization, Biblical Lileracy makes available in one volume the Bible's timeless stories of love, deceit, and the human condition; its most important laws and ideas; and an annotated listing of all 613 laws of the Torah for both layman and professional, there is no other reference work or interpretation of the Bible quite like this Stunning volume.
Category: Religion

Biblical Literacy

Author : Timothy Beal
ISBN : 9780061936555
Genre : Religion
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“The Bible…is a locked treasure for those unfamiliar with the Scriptures….Beal offers a key with his accessible guide.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “With skill and insight, Timothy Beal has given us a great gift: a lucid and engaging introduction to the most important book ever published.” —Jon Meacham, author of American Lion, winner of the Pulitzer Prize In the tradition of Stephen Prothero’s Religious Literacy, and with the deftness of Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue, Timothy Beal’s Biblical Literacy is a one-stop course in the Bible passages and background information that everyone needs to know to navigate our nuanced cultural landscape—from devout believers to decided atheists, average citizens to pop-culture aficionados. Like Religion in America, Religion and its Monsters, and other of his highly acclaimed books, Beal’s Biblical Literacy is a must-have handbook for understanding today’s world.
Category: Religion

Rethinking Biblical Literacy

Author : Katie B. Edwards
ISBN : 9780567521088
Genre : Religion
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What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'? How can we go about teaching 'biblical literacy', and about teaching teachers how to teach it? Rethinking Biblical Literacy explores the question of biblical literacy, examining the Bible's use, influence and impact in advertising, street art, poetry, popular erotic literature, Irish and UK secondary education, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons TV series to display the different types of literacy and knowledge of the Bible. Katie B. Edwards brings together several specialists in the cultural use, impact and influence of the Bible to examine the contested nature of biblical literacy and to explore the variety of ways of 'knowing' about the Bible. The picture created is one of a broad range and at times surprising depth of knowledge about what remains arguably the most influential collection of texts ever to be published.
Category: Religion

What The Bible Really Tells Us

Author : T. J. Wray
ISBN : 9780742562530
Genre : Religion
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Provides the general public and undergraduates with an introductory level text in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament.
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The Dictionary Of Biblical Literacy

Author : Cecil B. Murphey
ISBN : 0840791054
Genre : Religion
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Traces the roots of Christian heritage in a valuable source book of historical, biographical and unfamiliar information about the Bible.
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Biblical Literacy Made Easy

Author : Brian Singer-Towns
ISBN : 9780884899563
Genre : Religion
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A guide for teaching youth to become knowledgeable and comfortable using the Bible, know and understand the biblical story of salvation, and understand how to interpret Bible books and passages in their proper contexts.
Category: Religion

The Complete Book Of Bible Literacy

Author : Mark D. Taylor
ISBN : 084231072X
Genre : Arts and religion
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Value priced! Biblical literacy goes beyond knowledge of terms and concepts; it's the common groundwork necessary for Christians to communicate and grow as a body. With over 1,200 names, terms, and phrases from the Bible, this book is a treasury of knowledge and a browser's delight. Includes challenging chapter quizzes, maps, photos, and more.
Category: Arts and religion

Bible Literacy Report

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ISBN : 0977030229
Genre : Bible
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Summaries of two research projects. The first is a survey of what English teachers believe their student know about the Bible; the second is an analyis of a survey of what American teens know about the Bible.
Category: Bible

Everyday Biblical Literacy

Author : J Stephen Lang
ISBN : 1582974608
Genre : Religion
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What do we mean when we call a woman a Jezebel? Where did go the extra mile originate? What exactly was a scapegoat? Why was a fast-and-furious driver called Jehu? Where did the phrase hocus pocus come from? &break;&break;In a different age, most people knew the source of these and hundreds of other names, phrases, and images. The Bible was common knowledge, and everyday language was saturated with references to the Bible. Today, some meanings are lost, some impact is diminished by the lack of knowledge people have about the historical aspects of the Bible. &break;&break;This book is a comprehensive compilation of the most important phrases, people and places mentioned in the Bible. Author J. Stephen Lang has written a book that contains not only concise explanations of important terms, but how that person or thing has been presented culturally–common phrases in art, literature, and song. You'll get a guided tour of biblical history, but also a renewed appreciation for all the cultural significance the Bible has lent to modern society. &break;&break;Lang explains, "Understanding the Bible can help you appreciate movies, literature, art, and music more. You can understand Christmas (and composer George Frideric Handel) better if you know just what the word Messiah means. You can appreciate a movie like Raiders of the Lost Ark better if you know a little more about the real ark in the Bible.... You can even understand the mindset of Saddam Hussein if you know a little about the ancient Babylonian empire (something Saddam hoped to re-create)."
Category: Religion

Embracing Biblical Literacy

Author : Patrick T. Brown M.Div Ed.D
ISBN : 9781973660163
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is a collection of many different books. Although it was written by forty authors over a 1500-year period, it is a complete narrative and unified story. Do you desire to study the Bible but not sure how to do so? Do you struggle with the interpretation of God’s Word?
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Increasing Biblical Literacy

Author : Mary Elizabeth Taylor
ISBN : OCLC:1224181386
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This thesis project set out to determine if an interactive preaching model would increase the biblical literacy of a particular congregation at a particular time and place, and therefore re-engage the congregation with the transformational study of the Scriptures. In this thesis biblical literacy is defined as knowing the contents of the Bible, with a solid understanding of the biblical story, therefore knowing what the Scriptures are saying rather than strictly being able to read the Scriptures. One of the assumptions that underlines this thesis is that the Scriptures are authoritative. The Bible remains today, as the Church has said throughout its history, the document in which the Word of God is active, in which the Word of God speaks. The research in this thesis begins by exploring the scriptures to see what they have to say about knowing scripture. This research is providing an overview of what scripture has to say about scripture, rather than trying to prove the need for scripture from scripture. The opening chapter highlights, through scriptural references, the role of the Scriptures in the Church. The research continues with a sampling of theologians, biblical scholars, and Christian writers from throughout history. These sources are used to illustrate the historical position of the Church regarding the critical importance of Biblical literacy. The research concludes with the doctrine of the United Church of Canada and how it continues to focus on biblical literacy. The project model was created to increase the reading of the Scriptures, with interpretation, as well as engagement. The methodology used for the project model includes participation, self-discovery, and self-learning by the participants, in the hope that what is learned, would be deeply learned. The project was created as a Participant Action Research (PAR) case study. The quantitative data for the project was gathered using pre-and post-tests and a focus group met following the project to offer qualitative data. The results of the project indicated that the biblical literacy of the congregation before the project was indeed low. Following the project, it was observed that learning occurred, biblical literacy increased. Overall the results revealed that the project achieved its goal of increasing biblical literacy using the interactive preaching model. The results also revealed that the method was sound. An increase in learning was demonstrated in both the quantitative data from the test results and from the qualitative results of the focus group feedback and PAR observations. What was unexpected was how the missional and spiritual calling of the respondents also increased as their biblical literacy increased. The biblical literacy project methods led to missional and spiritual changes in the participants and the church. These changes were led by the congregation without any prompting or direction from the researcher. It was the members of the congregation themselves who made the shift and began to follow more closely their calling to be the Church after reading the scripture. These spiritual and missional changes were observed because of the PAR structure.

Biblical Literacy Ks3 Knowing Religion

Author : Robert Orme
ISBN : 9780008473433
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Provide students with a strong understanding of religion with high quality, engaging and content-rich resources building a firm foundation for the new GCSE 9-1 Religious Studies.
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The End Of Biblical Studies

Author : Hector Avalos
ISBN : UOM:39015064990032
Genre : Religion
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In this radical critique of his own academic specialty, biblical scholar Hector Avalos calls for an end to biblical studies as we know them. He outlines two main arguments for this surprising conclusion. First, academic biblical scholarship has clearly succeeded in showing that the ancient civilization that produced the Bible held beliefs about the origin, nature, and purpose of the world and humanity that are fundamentally opposed to the views of modern society. The Bible is thus largely irrelevant to the needs and concerns of contemporary human beings. Second, Avalos criticizes his colleagues for applying a variety of flawed and specious techniques aimed at maintaining the illusion that the Bible is still relevant in today's world. In effect, he accuses his profession of being more concerned about its self-preservation than about giving an honest account of its own findings to the general public and faith communities. Dividing his study into two parts, Avalos first examines the principal subdisciplines of biblical studies (textual criticism, archaeology, historical criticism, literary criticism, biblical theology, and translations) in order to show how these fields are still influenced by religiously motivated agendas despite claims to independence from religious premises. In the second part, he focuses on the infrastructure that supports academic biblical studies to maintain the value of the profession and the Bible. This infrastructure includes academia (public and private universities and colleges), churches, the media-publishing complex, and professional organizations such as the Society of Biblical Literature. In a controversial conclusion, Avalos argues that our world is best served by leaving the Bible as a relic of an ancient civilization instead of the "living" document most religionist scholars believe it should be. He urges his colleagues to concentrate on educating the broader society to recognize the irrelevance and even violent effects of the Bible in modern life.
Category: Religion

The Bible And Its Influence

Author : Cullen Schippe
ISBN : 9780977030200
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Bible Literacy Project curriculum will be unique in eight distinctive ways: (1) It was created to fulfill the standards of The Bible & Public Schools: A First Amendment Guide, co-published by the Bible Literacy Project and the First Amendment Center. The Guide provides a consensus statement about how the Bible can be taught in public schools, and was endorsed by 21 national educational and religious organizations, including the National Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the National School Boards Association, the National Association of Evangelicals and the American Jewish Congress, among many others. ** (2) It has been examined by 40 reviewers, with their feedback incorporated into the editing of the text. The reviewers include prominent literature academics as well as high school teachers and scholars from the Roman Catholic, Protestant Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and Jewish traditions. ** (3) It is uniquely a student textbook. While some curricula offer only a teacher's guide, the Bible Literacy Project textbook will be the only student textbook produced in nearly 30 years. The 40 chapters of the textbook are encompassed in 14 units, seven units for Hebrew Scriptures and seven units for the New Testament. It presents a straightforward explanation of the narratives, themes, and characters of the Bible, written to respect, but not promote various faith perspectives. The course includes direct reading from the Bible. Students will use the translation of the Bible with which they are most comfortable. ** (4) It broadly covers the cultural contexts and influences of the Bible, with examples of art, literature, rhetoric and music. The textbook contains engaging features entitled Historical Connections, The Bible in Literature, Cultural Connections (music, art, rhetoric), and Into Everyday Language. Special one or two-page features include "Abraham Lincoln and the Bible," "Handel's Messiah," "The Bible and Emancipation," Shakespeare and the Bible," among many others. ** (5) It preserves the ability of parents to teach their view of the Bible's religious significance. The text presents a fair and academic presentation of the Bible, without prejudice to a particular view of canon and doctrine. ** (6) It has been pilot tested both in public high schools and in a university training course for English teachers. ** (7) There is an accompanying teacher's manual in development (scheduled for Summer 2006). ** (8) There will be a university-based, online teacher training program available.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shaping Tomorrow Starting Today

Author : Geoffrey Grogan
ISBN : 1857920074
Genre : Religion
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This book was published in 1992 to commemorate the centenary of the Glasgow Bible College. It consists of eight essays by nine contributors who have either trained or taught at the College.
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Bible Literacy New Testament Unit 5 Res

Author : Responsive Education Solutions
ISBN : 1623126088
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Bible Literacy teaches students knowledge of biblical content, characters, poetry, and narratives that are prerequisites to understanding contemporary society and culture, including literature, art, music, mororatory, and public policy. In addition, this course will familiarize students with, as applicable, the contents of the Hebrew Scriptures.