Making Sense of the Bible

Making Sense of the Bible

Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today

Book - 2014
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Considers commonly misunderstood Bible topics that continue to divide Christians, including whether Adam and Eve were real people, how God views homosexuality, and if the Book of Revelation is a guide to the end times.
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperOne, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: c2014
ISBN: 9780062234964
006223496X
Branch Call Number: 220.61 Ha
Characteristics: 324 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Nov 18, 2017

Hamilton's book is in two sections, the first describing the origins and contents of the Bible (including the differences in the Orthodox and Catholic Bibles), expounding the human-authorship viewpoint. The second directly answers several common questions about controversial topics, mostly pertaining to Mosaic law, but also homosexuality, feminism, and Revelations. Hamilton is a Methodist and certainly a progressive, and presents his point of view against biblical literalism. I believe this is a valuable read for any American wanting to make more sense of Christianity, regardless of faith.

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