The Bible and the Believer

a softer, gentler version of one of my books is juuuuust about to come out

Posted by PeteEnns on January 23, 2015 in announcements The Bible and the Believer 7 Comments

Oxford University Press is about to release the paperback version of The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, which I co-wrote with Marc Zvi Brettler and the late Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. The volume is identical to the hardcover original (2012), except for a brief preface and dedication to Dr. Harrington. The other

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“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (1): me

Posted by PeteEnns on June 25, 2014 in aha moments The Bible and the Believer The Bible Tells Me So

Following on my last post, here is the first installment of a series–biblical scholars from evangelical backgrounds telling their stories about their “aha” moments that convinced them they needed to find different ways of handling the Bible than how they had been taught. In the last day I’ve already gotten 10 scholars who want to participate and

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Genesis, creation, and two very different portraits of God (or, you can’t pin God down)

Posted by PeteEnns on November 17, 2013 in The Bible and the Believer

Marc Zvi Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Literature at Brandeis University, and also one of my co-authors on The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously, recently posted some thoughts at TheTorah.com on the two creation stories in Genesis and how each portrays God differently. I think this will be

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Dan Harrington, S.J., on Reading the Bible as a Roman Catholic Biblical Scholar

Posted by PeteEnns on October 14, 2012 in The Bible and the Believer

Dr. Daniel Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament at Boston College recently posted at Huffington Post some reflections on the ancient practice of lectio divina (“divine” or “sacred reading”). This post picks up on Harrington’s chapter in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously co-author with me and Marc Brettler (Brandeis

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