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Are you guilty of interpretive malpractice? Here's how to prevent it from happening again.
Although 92 percent of American households own at least one Bible, only 59 percent read it occasionally, and an even smaller percentage actually study it. It is no wonder that even those of us who value the Scriptures often don't understand them!
In Out of Context, veteran Bible professor Richard L. Schultz uses contemporary examples of "interpretive malpractice" to explain how biblical interpretation can go wrong--and how to get it right. He introduces you to the important concepts of context, word meaning, and genre and the differences between the world of the Bible and our own. With the expert help in interpreting and applying Scripture shared in this book, you'll find your Bible reading more rewarding than ever before.
Richard L. Schultz (PhD, Yale University) is the Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is a regular contributor to scholarly journals and theological and biblical dictionary projects. He lives in Wheaton, Illinois
This is a well balanced book that will help any Bible reader become more discerning as he or she looks to appropriately apply Scripture. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Schmidt
Could have been structured a little better. Hard to know sometimes where quotes end and the authors analysis begins. (3)Published 4 months ago by DChip Crogan
The author is merely voicing his point of view, rather than offering any new ideas supported by valid research. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sharon Young
He gives examples and explains how the verse is taken out of context. I will keep this and read it again and again.Published 6 months ago by Richard Robinett
An excellent book that points out the errors in pulling Bible verses out of context.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book offers incite and direction in how to study the bible and corrects many misconceptions like proof texting and taking out of context. Read morePublished 18 months ago by idahocntryboy
It focuses on how to not take scriptures out of context when I was actually looking for a collection of scriptures taken out of context.Published 21 months ago by emmbro30