The Reader's Bible, A Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Princeton University Press, 11 трав. 2021 р. - 640 стор.
Understanding the Bible as an account of the unfolding revelation of God to humankind through history, Roland Mushat Frye suggests that the many sub-plots, monologues, and reflections of the Bible compose a coherent story that continues through both the Old and New Testaments. "The convictions of the Bible, to be sure, are the convictions of religion and ethics," he writes, "but the methods are the methods of literature." Carefully arranging a selection of excerpts that comprise approximately one-fourth of the entire Bible, he enables the reader to follow chronologically the main narrative as well as the most significant asides. With introductory and explanatory material providing transition and background information, the reader progresses from book to book as from chapter to chapter in a novel. Thus, this is called The Reader's Bible because it may be read as a narrative, as a story that unifies consecutive events through which the character of God gradually unfolds.
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Exodus Leviticus Numbers
Joshua Judges Ruth
Judges 131 Ruth
First Samuel 154 Second Samuel 198 First Kings
First Kings 238 Second Kings
The Prophets and Nehemiah
Luke John Acts
Romans First Corinthians Philippians Galatians
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version
Roland Mushat Frye
Обмежений попередній перегляд - 1977