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Misreading Scripture with Western eyes

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Misreading Scripture with Western eyes : removing cultural blinders to better understand the Bible

Richards, E. Randolph (Ernest Randolph)

Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2012.

240 p. ; 21 cm.

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What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways.

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100 Personl Name ME 1   $a Personal name  Richards, E. Randolph
    $q Fuller form of name  (Ernest Randolph)
245 Title 10  $a Title  Misreading Scripture with Western eyes :
    $b Remainder of title  removing cultural blinders to better understand the Bible /
    $c Statement of responsibility  E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O'Brien.
260 PublicationInfo   $a Place of publication, dist.  Downers Grove, Ill. :
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    $c Date of publication, dist, etc  c2012.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  240 p. ;
    $c Dimensions  21 cm.
504 BibliogEtcNote   $a Bibliography, etc. note  Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-225) and index.
505 ContentsNote 0   $a Formatted contents note  Serving two masters : mores -- The Bible in color : race and ethnicity -- Just words? : language -- Captain of my soul : individualism and collectivism -- Have you no shame? : honor/shame and right/wrong -- Sand through the hourglass : time -- First things first : rules and relationships -- Getting right wrong : virtue and vice -- It's all about me : finding the center of God's will.
520 Summary Etc.   $a Summary, etc. note  What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways.
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