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The Bible in History book. In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movemen No one can doubt that the Bible has exerted a tremendous influence on Western civilization since the dawn of Christianity. But few of us have considered the precise nature of that influence in particular historical contexts.

In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of howspecific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history

In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of howspecific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history.

In this book David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history

In this book David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history

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In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history

In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history.

Kling traces the story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history

Kling traces the story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. He selects eight specific texts (sometimes a single verse, other times a selection of verses or chapters, even books) and demonstrates how each shaped the direction of Christian history.

How the Texts Have Shaped the Times. Bible, Influence, Church history. There's no description for this book yet. Published July 17, 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA. Then someone came to him and said, "Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?"

In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times . Every textbook comes with a 21-day "Any Reason" guarantee.

In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. Published by Oxford University Press. Need help ASAP? We have you covered with 24/7 instant online tutoring. Connect with one of our tutors now. ABOUT CHEGG.

David W. Kling, The Bible in history: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times, Oxford and New York, 1994 . Kling, The Bible in history: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times, Oxford and New York, 1994, pp. 120-149. 442. Philip S. Watson, Let God be God! An Interpretation of the Theology of Martin Luther, Philadelphia, 1947, p. 149. (обратно).

No one can doubt that the Bible has exerted a tremendous influence on Western civilization since the dawn of Christianity. But few of us have considered the precise nature of that influence in particular historical contexts. In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history. Among the passages he discusses are: * "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18), which inspired the formation of the papacy and has served as its foundation for centuries * "The righteous will live by faith" (Romans 1:17), which caught the imagination of Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation * "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: Let my people go, so that they may worship me'" (Exodus 8:1), which has played an important and diverse role in African American history from early slave spirituals through the modern civil rights movement and beyond * "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), which has been adopted by feminists as a rallying cry in the battle for women's ordination Each of the historical episodes he explores--from the beginning of Christian monasticism to the emergence of Pentecostalism--is evidence of the dynamic interplay between Scripture and the social and cultural context in which it is interpreted. Kling's innovative study of this process shows how sacred texts can give life to social movements, and how powerful social forces can give new meaning to Scripture.

Comments: (6)

Геракл
I had to buy this book for class. Amazon always has cheaper books than my school so I always order from amazon. The book is good, no complaints there.
Gaudiker
Good resource for a general overview of the changes in both Christianity and cultures as each impacted the other with time.
Dynen
This is one of four course texts for my Senior Seminar course at Regent University and while it is proving to be quite useful in research and my studies, I was so horribly bothered in the first couple hours of reading that I am now leaving my first feedback for a textbook. Within the first two hours of opening this book and reading it, pages 9-20 fell out. Just to put this out there, I am an avid reader and adore my book collection so I strive to take great precaution in my handling of books, but the pages were merely spread when this happened and talk about frustrating. I hope I can make it through the rest of the book without having this issue again but it's hard to say at this point.
Shalinrad
This book gives great insight to the various interpretations of certain passages in the scripture. Its down fall is its writing style, a hit boring.
Sharpmane
An entire library could be written, I suppose, on the subjects of The Holy Bible, it's various commentators and critics, the history of the church with its many branches, and the impact of scripture on various individuals, on culture and whole civilizations. David W. Kling manages to cover this vast subject matter rather neatly, if not exhaustively, in his book The Bible In History.

By focusing on just eight texts (which will be familiar to most readers - even if you have not 'studied' the Bible), and following each of them through various exegeses, from the earliest recorded to modern commentary, Mr. Kling provides a widely sweeping view of the impact of these scriptures on society.

The Bible In History, is, at times a bit dry to read. I see from the other reviews that it is used as a classroom text book, this is no surprise. Some of the information gets very detailed, which would be of benefit to the serious student. The chapters are very structured, which gives the reader the opportunity to 'pick and choose' a bit. For example I found that in certain chapters I read only the earlier commentary. I found that it was handy to have a reference bible handy wile reading, as many passages in the scripture are referred to. I use one on my smart phone, which allows quickly looking up a specific line. I feel that this this added to reading the book.

The Bible In History will expand your understanding of how The Bible has impacted our world, and give you a deeper understanding of the establishment and development of Christianity in it's many variations.
AfinaS
This book embraces and analyzes the Bible's affect on history with a contemporary language. The language and content allows the book to be digested by scholars, students, and those whom are interested alike.
The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times download epub
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Author: David W. Kling
ISBN: 0195310217
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 2, 2006)
Pages: 408 pages