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Engaging the Christian Scriptures: An Introduction to the Bible

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781441219701


This readable, affordable, and faith-friendly introduction to the Bible aids students as they engage in their first informed reading of the biblical text in an academic setting. The authors, who have significant undergraduate teaching experience, approach the Christian Scriptures from historical, literary, and theological perspectives. The book is designed for a one-semester course and is meant to be read alongside the biblical text, enabling students to become educated readers of the Bible. In the process, it introduces critical perspectives and approaches without undermining the theological claims found in the Christian Scriptures. The book includes text boxes, illustrations, maps, and suggestions for further reading.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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  • Takes a balanced approach to controversial subjects
  • Covers major issues on all genres of Scripture
  • Helps the beginiong student as well as the advanced student
  • Places to Begin
  • Pentateuch
  • Former and Latter Prophets
  • Writings
  • Between the Testaments
  • The Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles
  • Paul and the Pauline Tradition
  • The General Letters and Revelation
This introduction to the Bible is brilliant in clarity and thoroughly engaging. Never before have I read a textbook that is as scholarly, concise, imaginatively written, and artistically laid out as this one. For teachers and students alike, this volume is a ‘pearl of great price’.

Carol J. Dempsey, professor, University of Portland, Oregon

This team of scholars has put together an excellent text for a course covering both Old and New Testaments. Their summaries of the biblical books give a flavor for each book’s contents and the world that influenced the biblical writers. Of particular importance to students is the careful treatment of sometimes controversial materials as the authors demonstrate a moderate and thoughtful consideration of different viewpoints.

Victor H. Matthews, professor, Missouri State University

An outstanding resource for guiding the beginning student to become an informed reader of Scripture. The authors present both the content of Scripture and the critical issues of interpretation in a way that is accessible and fair, providing students with the information necessary to form their own judgments.

James Thompson, professor, Graduate School of Theology, Abilene Christian University

  • Title: Engaging the Christian Scriptures: An Introduction to the Bible
  • Authors: Andrew E. Arterbury, W. H. Bellinger Jr.
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subject: Bible > Introductions
  • ISBNs: 9781441219701, 9780801039447
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-30T23:53:55Z

Andrew E. Arterbury is associate professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.

W. H. Bellinger Jr. is the W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chairholder in Bible, professor of religion, and chair of the Department of Religion at Baylor.

Derek S. Dodson is senior lecturer in religion at Baylor.