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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Useful excerpt from Wikipedia: “As a paradigm is stretched to its limits, anomalies — failures of the current paradigm to take into account observed phenomena — accumulate. Their significance is judged by the practitioners of the discipline. Some anomalies may … Continue reading

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A Handbook for Basic Biblical Exegesis

If you are searching for an outline of the steps involved in biblical exegesis, this is it. Continue reading

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Interpreting the Truth

From a perspective of exegesis, Countryman’s book Interpreting the Truth argues against using the myriad of specialized ways of interpreting scripture, urging instead a creative interplay between the interpreter, the text, and the community for whom the text is being … Continue reading

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Principles of Political Economy

“It often happens that the universal belief of one age—a belief from which no one was free or could be free without an extraordinary effort of genius or courage—becomes to a subsequent age so palpable an absurdity that the only … Continue reading

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Slaves, Women & Homosexuals

This book provides a methodology for analyzing scripture on any topic, comparing what scripture has to say in relation to the culture of the time (ancient Near-Eastern and/or Greco-Roman), to establish a kind of “direction” established by scripture. Called “redemptive-movement … Continue reading

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Communicating the Gospel

http://www.biblio.com/Communicating_the_Gospel-by-William_Barclay_-_10782937.html This little book by a 1950s-era Greek scholar from the University of Glasgow is absolutely delightful. It was first published in 1968 to provide the text of the initial Laird Lecture. There are four parts: 1. Communicating the Gospel … Continue reading

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Introduction to Pastoral Care

If you are searching for practical information about how to provide pastoral care, this book is not it. However, it does provide a nice typology of approaches to pastoral care taken over time, in line with the theologies in vogue at the time. Continue reading

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