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Global Perspectives on the Bible
Roncace, Mark and Joseph Weaver, editors

Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2014 pp. xx + 359. $76.80


Description: This exciting first edition of Global Perspectives on the Bible, edited by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, collects writings from a variety of geographic, social, cultural, political, economic, and religious settings. The book features forty chapters, each comprised of four short, accessible essays on a specific biblical text. This design creates a focused, dynamic conversation of perspectives, which will in turn prompt engaging conversations in the classroom. Students will learn about themselves and their own particular context as they explore the ideas and contexts of other biblical interpreters from around the globe. In addition to presenting truly fresh interpretations of the Bible—this is no predictable compendium of scholarly essays—the book features discussion questions at the end of each chapter, as well as many additional questions in the Instructor’s Resource Manual.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by M. Daniel Carroll R.
Published 3/15/2016
Citation: M. Daniel Carroll R., review of Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, eds., Global Perspectives on the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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