Why Scripture Matters

Reading The Bible In A Time Of Church Conflict

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Burgess (John).
Publication Dates: 1998.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Bible - Evidences and authority, Bible - Inspiration, and Word of God (Christian theology).
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BS 480 .B773 1998
  • Summary:

    ‘In recent years we’ve seen a host of books calling for a rediscovery of the Bible. John Burgess’s Why Scripture Matters stands head and shoulders above the rest. Burgess combines deep theological insight with down-to-earth emphasis on daily practices – memorization, reading aloud – from the neglected riches of Christian tradition.’ – John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture ‘John Burgess has written a book of immense help to the church in this time of great conflict and division. It is wise, probing, and highly readable….A combination of authentic piety and remarkable scholarship characterize this book, which is full of concrete suggestions for persons and congregations.’

    – Douglas w. Oldenburg, Moderator, 210th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) and President of Columbia Theological Seminary