Contextual Bible Study
We all know how the Bible has been misunderstood and misused. The insights and experiences of Gerald West as related in his new book will be invaluable for the practical development of contextual bible studies now and in the future.
The central concern of this small volume is how we read the Bible contextually, in the face of suffering and pain. West`s approach offers vital help to anyone who wishes to increase her or his own capacity to facilitate the reading of the Bible in context and to find ways to renew and transform faith. In many ways, the book represents a breakthrough in rethinking the relationship between trained and ordinary readers. Topics include:. Three modes of reading the Bible;. Reading Timothy; African critical resources for reading; Constructing a contextual Bible reading; The Institute for the Study of the Bible (Pietermaritzburg).
- Gerald West