Table of contents for Introduction to the Bible : a Catholic guide to studying Scripture / Stephen J. Binz.

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Preface ¿¿
Chapter 1
The Bible As God's Self-Revelation ¿¿
 God Entered into an Ongoing Covenant ¿¿
 The Old Testament ¿¿
 The New Testament ¿¿
 Roadblocks to Reading the Bible ¿¿
Chapter 2
The Word of God in Christian Life ¿¿
 Commitment to God's Word ¿¿
 The Transforming Power of the Word of God ¿¿
 The Role of the Holy Spirit ¿¿
Chapter 3
Choosing a Bible Today ¿¿
 The Catholic and Protestant Versions ¿¿
 Deciding Which Bible to Use ¿¿
 Methods of Biblical Translation ¿¿
 Formal Equivalence Translations in Modern English ¿¿
 Dynamic Equivalence Translations in Modern English ¿¿
 So Which Bible Should I Read? ¿¿
Chapter 4
Exploring Your Bible ¿¿
 The Order of the Biblical Books ¿¿
 Understanding Biblical Citations ¿¿
 Looking Up Bible Passages ¿¿
 Helpful Additions to the Bible ¿¿
Chapter 5
The Scriptures of God's People ¿¿
 The Hebrew Scriptures Formed Over Centuries ¿¿
 The New Testament Formed Through the Life of the Church ¿¿
 The Stages of the Bible's Development ¿¿
Chapter 6
The Inspired Word of God's Church ¿¿
 Human Limitations and God's Truth ¿¿
 The Bible is the Book of the Church ¿¿
 A Church Nourished by Sacred Scripture ¿¿
Chapter 7
The Word of God in Human Words ¿¿
 Examples of Literary Forms in the Bible ¿¿
 The Historical Reliability of the Bible ¿¿
Chapter 8
The Challenge of Faithful Interpretation ¿¿
 The Literal Sense and the Fuller Senses ¿¿
 Example of Multiple Senses ¿¿
 Considerations for Faithful Interpretation ¿¿
Chapter 9
The Fallacy of Biblical Fundamentalism ¿¿
 Characteristics of Biblical Fundamentalism ¿¿
 The Christian Challenge ¿¿
Chapter 10
The Canon of the Bible ¿¿
 Formation of the Old Testament Canon ¿¿
 The Collection of Old Testament Books ¿¿
 The Composition of New Testament Books ¿¿
 Formation of the New Testament Canon ¿¿
Chapter 11
The Importance of Biblical Scholarship ¿¿
 Author, Text, and Audience ¿¿
 Discovering What the Text Meant-The Historical-Critical Approach ¿¿
 Discovering What the Text Means-Other Methods of Scholarship ¿¿
Chapter 12
How to Read and Study the Bible ¿¿
 A Few Practical Suggestions ¿¿
 Tools for Studying the Bible ¿¿
 A Method for Personal Daily Study ¿¿
 Group Study of the Bible ¿¿
 Let's Go Forward ¿¿

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible -- Study and teaching.
Catholic Church -- Doctrines.