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Key to the Bible (3 vols.)
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Key to the Bible (3 vols.)


Alba House 1974–1975

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The majority of people who read the Bible find it difficult to understand. Many are discouraged and give up Bible reading altogether. They need a guide to help them understand it and to get the most out of their Scripture reading. Wilfrid J. Harrington’s Key to the Bible helps readers enjoy and benefit from Scripture study.

Harrington’s work is addressed to both Scripture students and laypersons. He offers an introduction to the Bible that is in line with modern scholarship, yet clear and easy to understand. Harrington provides a welcome departure from the cold, analytical style of Scripture books that treat the Bible like a scientist at a banquet who is more interested in the chemical analysis of the food than in enjoying it.

Key to the Bible is suitable for general reading, Bible and religion classes, and seminary courses.

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Key Features

  • Harnesses modern biblical scholarship
  • Offers an accessible examination of Scripture
  • Adapts to lay audiences or seminarians

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Individual Titles

Key to the Bible, vol. 1: Record of Revelation

  • Author: Wilfrid J. Harrington
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 200

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains seven chapters to guide readers in Scripture study:

  • The Written Word
  • Scriptural Inspiration and the Truth of Scripture
  • The Interpretation of Scripture
  • The Canon of Scripture
  • Biblical Criticism
  • An Outline History of Israel
  • History of New Testament Times

Key to the Bible, vol. 2: Record of the Promise

  • Author: Wilfrid J. Harrington
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 1974
  • Pages: 206

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Wilfrid J. Harrington analyzes the Old Testament in eight parts:

  • The Pentateuch
  • The Deuteronomical History
  • The Prophetical Books
  • The Wisdom Literature
  • The Psalms
  • The Chronicler’s History
  • The Books of the Maccabees
  • The Writings

Key to the Bible, vol. 3: Record of the Fulfillment

  • Author: Wilfrid J. Harrington
  • Publisher: Alba House
  • Publication Date: 1975
  • Pages: 218

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Journey through the New Testament with Wilfrid J. Harrington as he examines:

  • The Formation of the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Gospel of St. Mark
  • The Gospel of St. Matthew
  • The Gospel of St. Luke
  • The Acts of the Apostles
  • The Pauline Epistles
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • The Catholic Epistles
  • The Johannine Writings

About Wilfrid J. Harrington

Wilfrid J. Harrington is an Irish Dominican priest. He studied theology in Rome and biblical studies in Jerusalem, and currently teaches Scripture at the Priory Institute, at the Church of Ireland Theological College, and at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy, all of which are in Dublin. He is the author of numerous books, including Jesus Our Brother: The Humanity of the Lord and Reading Mark for the First Time.