By Stephen J. Binz
This new religious study sequence from a bestselling writer examines key biblical characters and attracts at the historic Christian perform of lectio divina.
Ancient-Future biblical studies comprises modern examine of the Bible with an event of the church's so much historical manner of interpreting Scripture, lectio divina. This usual perform contains 5 uncomplicated pursuits: biblical research (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six sincerely written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers research the Bible in a fashion that ends up in non secular transformation and brings them in the direction of God.
Binz leads readers in a shiny learn of key biblical characters, together with Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the ladies of the Torah, and the ladies of the Gospels. He exhibits all Christians who wish to have a remodeling adventure with the encouraged be aware of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...
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The people of Israel, the community of disciples, and the early church were the recipients of God’s self-communication expressed in the Scriptures. For this reason, studying the Bible in the context of a community of faith can deepen and enrich our individual experience. Churches and other faith communities may choose to adopt Ancient-Future Bible Study and encourage its use in a variety of ways. Since this Bible study is ideally suited both for personal use by individuals and for communal practice, congregations are able to respect the many ways people desire to make Scripture a priority in their lives.
Mount Moriah and Mount Zion are one and the same. After King David conquered Jerusalem, he purchased this site for the future temple. For centuries, the smoke of animal sacrifice ascended from the temple to God, as God’s people continued to offer daily the substitute offering that God provided in lieu of Abraham’s son. In Christian tradition, the sacrifices at the temple are a foreshadowing of the climactic work of Christ, offered in sacrifice by the Father for the sins of the whole world. The binding of Isaac, the crucifixion, and the dhabih (the Qur’an’s version of Abraham’s offering) are events at the heart of the self-understanding of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
James K. A. Smith, Calvin College; author, Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation “Binz has a knack for popularizing the Bible. His latest series, Ancient-Future Bible Study, demonstrates once more his ability to give people sound guidance as they read the Bible. ” —Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, author, The Bible Companion “Binz has undertaken the important project of leading non-professional but committed readers of the Bible into a spiritually enlivening encounter with the biblical text through engagement with some of the fascinating characters who people its pages.