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The Bible and Contemporary Culture
by Gerd Theißen
Why read the Bible? Gerd Theissen uses the wisdom gained from decades of teaching Bible instruction at a state university to address questions of the Bible's relevance in a postmodern, pluralistic society. He describes the core themes and enduring value of the biblical legacy for anyone seeking to be a well-informed, self-aware, and responsible citizen, and he commends the ...more
Paperback, 163 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Fortress Press
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In parts a very interestg book, in particular the comparison between the abrahamistic religions. I thought before start reading, that the book was going to be objective reasoning why the bible is so important to be able to understand the world in which we live. Instead of relatively concrete explain the bible and its relevance or irrelevance today the author starts rumbling on about abstract matters. I feel that the author is biased, he uses the term "ultimate reality" to represent christianity. ...more