What Do We Do with the Bible?
Does this ancient, sometimes violent and contradictory text have anything to teach us today? Selective use of Scripture – by preachers and politicians alike – has been employed to justify violence, racism, misogyny, homophobia . . . the list goes on. Still, we believe the Bible has something important to say. How can we read it in a contemplative and intelligent way?
In this book Richard Rohr answers just this question. He offers a methodology of hermeneutics (interpretation) that creates a foundation for a hopeful and cosmic vision – incarnation from beginning to end of time. (He explores this vision further in The Universal Christ).
In particular, Father Richard focuses on Jesus’ own method of using his Hebrew Scriptures. Jesus read between the lines to find and follow God’s mercy, inclusion, and compassionate justice. For him, everything came down to relationship and transformation.
2019 96 pages R225.00 HC
The Great Adventure Catholic Bible
Peter Williamson (Author), Fr Sebastian Carnazzo (Contributor)
The narrative approach in this Bible gives the big picture of salvation history and shows how everything ties together.
This is the only Bible that incorporates The Great Adventure's color-coded Bible Timeline learning system, a system that has made The Great Adventure Bible study resources the most popular and influential in the English speaking world.
The colour-coded tools make it easy to read and easy to remember.
2018 R1799.50 Leather Bound
A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament
John Bergsma, Brant Pitre
Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament?
The author offers answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church.
Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass.
2018 1060 pages R869.50
Jesus in John's Gospel: Structure and Issues in Johannine Christology
Following an introductory examination of Rudolf Bultmann's profound influence on Johannine studies, Loader turns to the central interpretive issues and debates surrounding Johannine Christology, probing particularly the death of Jesus in John, the salvation event in John, and the Fourth Gospel in light of its Christology.
The exhaustive bibliography and careful, well- articulated conclusions take into account the latest research on John, ensuring that this volume will be useful to scholars and students alike.
2017 542 pages R806.50