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There is a need in today''s church to relate scripture and prayer in such a way as to enable us to speak God''s words after him. This book takes a simple lectio divina approach developed in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther and offers practical guidance to pray in this...
By Sally Welch
Why do pilgrims walk so much? What do they learn? What lasting good does it do? In Pilgrim Journeys, experienced pilgrim and writer Sally Welch explores the lesstravelled pilgrim routes of the UK and beyond, through the eyes of the pilgrims who walk them. Each chapter explores a different aspect...
The Bible True, Relevant or a Fairy Tale?: Of what relevance is a book, thousands of years old, in our modern times?
The Bible is constantly condemned as outdated, legalistic and irrelevant, yet it’s widely owned and cherished worldwide. Despite ownership it often lies unread and scarcely believed, even by Christians. The reason – it’s not accepted as the infallible word of God, but worse many reject it as fictitious and immaterial.
This book will help many, both inside and outside the church, to gain a more informed appreciation of the different kinds of literature contained in the Old Testament, and a more nuanced understanding of the developing vision of God to which they witness.
Peter S. Perry describes the rise of performance criticism and its application to biblical studies and theology. He discusses the new understanding of biblical texts, particularly Gospel writings, that performance criticism has proposed and presents challenges for the future of performance criticism and its role in biblical interpretation.