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The Wrath of Grapes by Andre S. Bustanoby
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bookshelves: biblical-studies, christian-life, life-and-culture, church, church-ordinances, 2021

Bustanoby's books is a helpful contribution to studying the issue of wine from the Bible. He helps to clear up some of the myths and erroneous conclusions on both sides of this issue, which cloud many discussions of it. He presents a moderationist view and ably defends it as the scriptural view. He spends time on exegetical and lexical work with words used and the meaning of relevant biblical passages. He echoes the condemnation and warning from scripture concerning drunkenness or the abuse of alcohol. He ends with a few practical chapters on alcohol abuse and alcohol abusers. This felt a little beyond the scope of the book, but had some helpful information. That section particularly could use some updating.

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March 26, 2021 – Shelved
March 26, 2021 – Shelved as: biblical-studies
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December 31, 2021 – Shelved as: church
December 31, 2021 – Shelved as: church-ordinances
May 19, 2023 – Shelved as: 2021

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