Reading the Bible as God's Own Story: A Catholic Approach for Bringing Scripture to Life
How should Catholics read the Bible? Beyond the history and literature of the Bible, Catholics need to discover God's own story-and his way of looking at the world. Noted Scripture scholar William Kurz draws from the writings of two church fathers, Sts. Irenaeus and Athanasius, to show how we can read the Bible as the story of God. By examining passages from the Old and Ne...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published May 28th 2007 by Word Among Us Press
(first published May 2007)
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this over several weeks as part of a morning devotional time. Kurz encourages us to read the Bible theologically with the ancient writers like Irenaeus and Augustine in mind. The chapters are: "Introduction: Why read the Bible as God's Own Story," "Responding to the Mandates of Vatican II," "Developing a Theological Approach to Scripture," "Reading Scripture Theologically with St. Irenaeus," Reading Scripture Theologically with St. Athanasius," "Reading Old Testament...more
William S. Kurz, SJ (PhD, Yale University), is professor of New Testament at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he has taught for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of numerous books, including Reading Luke-Acts: Dynamics of Biblical Narrative.More about William S. Kurz...