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The Bible and Contemporary Culture
Theissen, Gerd
Green, David, translator

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007 pp. xx + 163. $16.00


Description: Why read the Bible? Gerd Theissen uses the wisdom gained from decades of teaching Bible instruction at a state university to address questions of the Bible's relevance in a postmodern, pluralistic society. He describes the core themes and enduring value of the biblical legacy for anyone seeking to be a well-informed, self-aware, and responsible citizen, and he commends the contributions the Bible can make to interreligious and secular conversation.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Christian Danz
Published 8/25/2007
Citation: Christian Danz, review of Gerd Theissen, The Bible and Contemporary Culture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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