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Works by Bruce C. Birch

Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life (1976) — Author — 222 copies
Hosea, Joel, and Amos (1997) 60 copies
The Predicament of the Prosperous (1978) — Author — 45 copies

Associated Works

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (2011) — Contributor — 151 copies, 1 review
Guide to Contemporary Hermeneutics: Major Trends in Biblical Interpretation (1985) — Contributor, some editions — 68 copies
The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible (2001) — Contributor — 60 copies
Social Themes of the Christian Year (1983) — Contributor, some editions — 33 copies
Living simply : an examination of Christian lifestyles (1981) — Contributor, some editions — 22 copies, 1 review
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Contributor, some editions — 20 copies, 1 review
Wesleyan theology today : a bicentennial theological consultation (1983) — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy

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From the start I liked Bruce Birch’s Let Justice Role Down. He gives solid reasons for why this book is important for both theology and ethics. He honestly examines the Old Testament and practically applies the theoretical insights from narrative theology (seen in Frei, McClendon, and Hauerwas) to the Old Testament. I thought it was great. For me personally, it was an opportunity to hear afresh the worldview of the Bible (specifically the OT) and in a sense to rebuild broken aspects of my faith.… (more)
 
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nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture.

The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament.

This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use.
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tony_sturges | 1 other review | Jul 18, 2017 |
A very good study guide for students of the Bible.
 
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awhayouseh | 1 other review | Mar 14, 2007 |

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