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eBook Conversations with Scripture - Revelation (ANGLICAN ASSOCIATION OF BIBLICAL SCHOLARS STUDY SERIES) ePub

by Frederick W. Schmidt

  • ISBN: 0819221074
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Frederick W. Schmidt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: MOREHOUSE PUBLISHING; large type edition edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1484 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1800 kb
  • Other: lit doc mbr lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 581

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With the huge popularity of the Left Behind series and other similar books, a true, in-depth study of Scripture is refreshing.

book by Frederick W. Schmidt J. .Roadmap, myth, or history? The Book of Revelation draws readers and repels them. With the huge popularity of the Left Behind series and other similar books, a true, in-depth study of Scripture is refreshing.

Series: Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. I really enjoyed this book. It provides a fresh way of seeing the parables. Brosend applies his many years of preaching and teaching experience to help his readers view the parables with new eyes. While his interpretations are solid and he gives great illustrations, what he offers is primarily a concise technique that the readers can use to interpret parables for their own congregations and contexts.

Conversations With Scripture: Revelation (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series). Schmidt starts with an overview of biblical interpretations of Revelation

Conversations With Scripture: Revelation (Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series). 0819221074 (ISBN13: 9780819221070). Schmidt starts with an overview of biblical interpretations of Revelation. Readers will find he acknowledges the role of "Left-Behind"-style interpretations in the evolution of Christian thought, but he turns away from this mode of interpretation for his own reading of Revelation. What Schmidt does do is closely read through each section of Revelation, providing historical context, literary background notes, and possible interpretations for the modern reader.

Conversations with Scripture is the umbrella title of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. Other books in the series focus on the Gospel of John, Revelation, the Law, the Parables, and 2 Isaiah. Other books in the series focus on the Gospel of John, Revelation, the Law, the Parables, and 2 Isaiah

More in Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. It offers some people hope and instills fear in others.

More in Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series. Morehouse Publishing, 2005, ePub. With this grounding in hand, Schmidt explores how Revelation can shape our understanding of God, and nurture our spiritual lives in unexpected ways.

Lataa offline-lukemista varten, korosta, lisää kirjanmerkkeihin tai kirjoita muistiinpanoja lukiessasi kohdetta Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of Luke. The best of therapy and spiritual direction begins with telling stories that describe where we have been and where we are going. Luke is neither a psychologist nor a spiritual director, but intuitively he understands the importance of storytelling as the key to human growth, change, and healing. Speaking to the crisis of faith faced by his church, Luke retells the story of Jesus’ birth, ministry, death, and resurrection as a means of addressing the spiritual struggles that resurface generation after generation.

Books in this series, cosponsored by the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, are written in.Explore how the centuries-old biblical texts still speak to modern readers with the Conversations with Scripture Series

Each chapter also features definitions and sidebars on related topics, as well as study questions. Explore how the centuries-old biblical texts still speak to modern readers with the Conversations with Scripture Series. Each book is an excellent resource for adult faith formation in the Anglican Church, focusing on the historical and critical background of the title’s topic.

Books related to Conversations with Scripture: Revelation.

Each book focuses on exploring the historical and critical background, as well as how the biblical texts written centuries ago can still speak to readers today. Books related to Conversations with Scripture: Revelation.

Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars Study Series . New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2015. Sidebotham s conversation with the letter to the Romans is oriented toward pastoral perspectives. The leading question of this book is "How is it that we change?" (p. 1), expressing a concern for seeing transformation occur, both in individual life and in the faith community. Accordingly he has shown an extraordinary sensitivity to the concept of power that emerges throughout the text of the letter.

Roadmap, myth, or history? The Book of Revelation draws readers and repels them. It offers some people hope and instills fear in others. In this volume of the new AABS series Frederick W. Schmidt, also the series editor, explores the approaches that have dominated the interpretation of John's Apocalypse and offers the reader an accessible means of understanding and evaluating them. With this grounding in hand, Schmidt explores how Revelation can shape our understanding of God, and nurture our spiritual lives in unexpected ways. Leaving behind left-behind theology, Schmidt offers instead an approach that allows this obscure, almost opaque text to speak to us anew about God, faith, hope, and justice. Books in this series, co-sponsored by the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, are written in accessible language, sensitive to the needs of people who have little or no experience in reading the Bible. Each book focuses on exploring the historical and critical background, as well as how the biblical texts written centuries ago can still speak to readers today.

Comments

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As an Episcopalian who has been working through their Bible for the past year, I finally came to Revelation with much trepidation. I wanted to better understand the rich symbolism and complex messages in the book; however, I felt ill-equipped to tackle the task on my own. I purchased this guide looking for a text that would guide me through Revelation and also offer study questions to inspire my personal reflections while reading. This book hit the mark on both counts and is highly recommended.

Schmidt starts with an overview of biblical interpretations of Revelation. Readers will find he acknowledges the role of "Left-Behind"-style interpretations in the evolution of Christian thought, but he turns away from this mode of interpretation for his own reading of Revelation. What Schmidt does do is closely read through each section of Revelation, providing historical context, literary background notes, and possible interpretations for the modern reader. Literalists will be sorely disappointed, but those of an Anglican mindset or those looking for fresh interpretations will be rewarded. Schmidt is an Anglican priest, so his interpretation is that of a faithful reader, not a dry or distanced academic. The book itself is a quick read (only 144 pages), so it is by no means an in-depth commentary on every detail of Revelation. However, it's just the right length for the average reader who is trying to make sense of the mystical symbols in the last book of the Bible without getting overwhelmed. The study questions at the end of the book are optional, but helpful for small groups or individuals who want to engage more with the text and its place in their personal faith.

Best for: Christians looking for a short faith-affirming, but non literalistic, guide to the symbolism and importance of Revelation within Christian scripture.
Not for: Literalist Christians, academics, those seeking an in-depth and lengthy commentary
Marilace Marilace
The Book of Revelation is a very difficult read. It is impossible to truly explain. Frederick Schmidt didn't quite succeed.
Cobandis Cobandis
Read half of the book in one sitting. Makes sense and scripturally based. Offers a clear presentation of a difficult read.
Risa Risa
It was refreshing to read a text on Revelation that did not contain a blow by blow description of earth's final days, the judgment of all humankind and the transformation of heaven and earth. This book is based on the whole of the Scripture and not just the parts of it that suit us. At one point, the author quotes William Sloan Coffin who once observed that the problem with Americans and the Bible is that we read it like a drunk uses a lamppost. We lean on it; we don't use it for illumination. I found the clarity of this book to be helpful for adult study groups and the depth of the book as a possible use for seminary classrooms. It politely but ruthlessly demolishes the "Left Behind" approach and outlines an alternative to reading the Book of Revelation, informed by historical and literary criticism. I was made aware of such important, complex topics as the character of Revelation as oral communication; the performative nature of various genres, and the inescapable presence of violent, vengeful themes in apocalyptic literature. As I completed the book I sensed that I had been on a journey that honored complexity and brought me to a degree of clarity.
Usishele Usishele
As the first in a series of everyday commentaries on Scripture, Dr. Schmidt's work on Revelation is a wonderful place to start. With the huge popularity of the Left Behind series and other similar books, a true, in-depth study of Scripture is refreshing. When you read this work, you are able to unpack what The Revelation of St. John is actually saying, not what "scholars" tell you it says. A man with unparalleled credentials as an Anglican priest and Biblical scholar, Dr. Schmidt is a wonderful storyteller who has an amazing ability to clarify one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible.