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Anselm Academic Study Bible (Hardcover)

Catholic Edition

Course instructors considering a book for adoption will be provided a complimentary copy.
$39.95

“The Anselm Academic Study Bible  .  .  .  could easily serve as a text for teaching an introduction to the Old or New Testament. The charts, maps, and diagrams provide visual and graphic interpretation, and the supplemental information, like a listing of deities of the ancient Near East, offers the insight that students find fascinating. This is a great Bible.”

Shannon Schrein, OSF

“Among study Bibles, the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible stands out for its excellent translation and notes (New American Bible Revised Edition), fresh introductions to the biblical books, and articles on important and neglected topics such as the social context of the Bible, the Christian Bible and Jews, and contextual and transformative interpretation. Expertly edited and amply illustrated, the volume is a most welcome resource for students and interested adults.”

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College

”  .  .  .  the best of biblical scholarship today.  .  .  .  …Among the real strengths is the careful attention to the contexts of biblical literature by means not only of detailed exposition of ancient attitudes and worldviews, but also charts, maps, and beautiful images.  .  .  . … I will be recommending the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible to students, ministerial candidates, clergy, and all those interested in serious academic study of the Bible. I know of nothing quite like it!””

Margaret Y. MacDonald
St. Francis Xavier University
Nova Scotia, Canada

““The Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible is a very fine, one-volume Bible. On top of the freshly updated NABRE Bible translation, with its wonderful footnotes, the additional book introductions provide just the right amount of historical and thematic context to prime new readers to listen for what the inspired author wanted them to hear. The 13 articles at the front of the volume give the academically minded reader helpful background on the Bible’’s origins, interpretive methods, and ‘big-picture’ ideas that reach beyond the individual books of the Sacred Scriptures. This is an excellent text and tool chest for the hungry Catholic whether at school, church, or home.””

Msgr. Mark R. Pierce, pastor
The Parish of Notre Dame
Chippewa Falls, Wis.

“As a pastor, I would recommend the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible to those in a Bible study, to all high school students in faith formation classes referring to the Bible, and to anyone wishing to better understand the context of the Bible so they can have a greater grasp of the Word of God.”

Rev. Joseph Pete, pastor
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church

““The Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible presents the text of the revised New American Bible (NAB) with fresh introductions and notes by an impressive array of renowned Scripture scholars. There are excellent articles on a wide range of Bible-related issues, ranging from canonicity and archaeology to lectionary provision and different patterns of biblical interpretation. Attractive maps, images, and helpful charts complete this rich array of educational resources. Accessible and authoritative, I recommend Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible enthusiastically not only to seminarians and students in Bible courses, but also to clergy and interested lay readers.””

Ian Boxall
The Catholic University of America

About This Book

Overview

Organized and developed with today’s reader in mind, the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible is an unsurpassed resource for anyone who wants to know more about the Bible. No previous knowledge of the Bible is assumed here, and newcomers and veterans alike will benefit from this Catholic study Bible’s insightful articles, sensible structure, and user-tested design.

The Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible’s unique features include the following:

  • Rigorous scholarship. Academic articles and introductions accompanying the biblical books are based on the latest research. Contributors include both established and emerging Scripture scholars.
  • Rich study aids. Charts, maps, timelines, and reference to online resources enhance learning. Full color and black-and-white photographs of places and objects commonly mentioned in the Bible convey a strong sense of the life and times of the biblical world.
  • Distinctive approach. The Anselm Catholic Study Bible addresses diverse students, practices sound pedagogy, and encourages critical thinking. Topics include those on cultural, ethnic, social, gender, and political issues and speak to today’s reader, explaining the context of the Bible’s writing.
  • Navigation-friendly organization. Two academic introductions–Anselm and NABRE–preface each of the biblical books; other resources are sensibly and accessibly arranged.

Peerless in design, the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible is appropriate for anyone approaching the Bible from an academic perspective and who wishes to deepen their understanding of this most influential book.

Details

Weight 3.33 lbs
Dimensions 6.375 x 1.5 x 8.875 in
Format

Hardcover

ISBN

978-1-59982-163-4

Pages

2162

Item # 4143

Customer Reviews

“The Anselm Academic Study Bible  .  .  .  could easily serve as a text for teaching an introduction to the Old or New Testament. The charts, maps, and diagrams provide visual and graphic interpretation, and the supplemental information, like a listing of deities of the ancient Near East, offers the insight that students find fascinating. This is a great Bible.”

Shannon Schrein, OSF

“Among study Bibles, the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible stands out for its excellent translation and notes (New American Bible Revised Edition), fresh introductions to the biblical books, and articles on important and neglected topics such as the social context of the Bible, the Christian Bible and Jews, and contextual and transformative interpretation. Expertly edited and amply illustrated, the volume is a most welcome resource for students and interested adults.”

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College

”  .  .  .  the best of biblical scholarship today.  .  .  .  …Among the real strengths is the careful attention to the contexts of biblical literature by means not only of detailed exposition of ancient attitudes and worldviews, but also charts, maps, and beautiful images.  .  .  . … I will be recommending the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible to students, ministerial candidates, clergy, and all those interested in serious academic study of the Bible. I know of nothing quite like it!””

Margaret Y. MacDonald
St. Francis Xavier University
Nova Scotia, Canada

““The Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible is a very fine, one-volume Bible. On top of the freshly updated NABRE Bible translation, with its wonderful footnotes, the additional book introductions provide just the right amount of historical and thematic context to prime new readers to listen for what the inspired author wanted them to hear. The 13 articles at the front of the volume give the academically minded reader helpful background on the Bible’’s origins, interpretive methods, and ‘big-picture’ ideas that reach beyond the individual books of the Sacred Scriptures. This is an excellent text and tool chest for the hungry Catholic whether at school, church, or home.””

Msgr. Mark R. Pierce, pastor
The Parish of Notre Dame
Chippewa Falls, Wis.

“As a pastor, I would recommend the Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible to those in a Bible study, to all high school students in faith formation classes referring to the Bible, and to anyone wishing to better understand the context of the Bible so they can have a greater grasp of the Word of God.”

Rev. Joseph Pete, pastor
St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church

““The Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible presents the text of the revised New American Bible (NAB) with fresh introductions and notes by an impressive array of renowned Scripture scholars. There are excellent articles on a wide range of Bible-related issues, ranging from canonicity and archaeology to lectionary provision and different patterns of biblical interpretation. Attractive maps, images, and helpful charts complete this rich array of educational resources. Accessible and authoritative, I recommend Anselm Academic Catholic Study Bible enthusiastically not only to seminarians and students in Bible courses, but also to clergy and interested lay readers.””

Ian Boxall
The Catholic University of America

About the Author

Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, general editor

Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, holds a doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University and is Charles Fischer Catholic Professor of New Testament emerita at Brite Divinity School. She is the author of many scriptural books and articles, past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), former associate editor of The Bible Today, and book review editor of Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

Table of Contents

The Anselm Academic Study Bible uses the New American Bible – Revised Edition (NABRE) as its core and includes introductions and academic articles written by established and emerging Scripture scholars as well as maps and charts. These informative and accessible resources are listed below:

ARTICLES
The Formation of the Bible
James Chukwuma Okoye, CSS
Geography, Archaeology, and the Scripture
Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM
Social Context of the Bible
Eric Stewart
Deuterocanonical and Noncanonical Scriptures
John Endres, SJ (OT), François Bovon (NT)
The Christian Bible and the Jews
Mary C. Boys
Jewish Biblical Interpretation
Amy-Jill Levine
The Distinctiveness of Jesus
Seán Charles Martin
The Many Faces of Jesus
Seán Charles Martin
The Lectionary: a Canon within the Canon
Regina Boisclair
A Brief History and Practice of Biblical Criticism
Marielle Frigge, OSB
Critical Issues in Contemporary Biblical Interpretation
Stephen J. Binz and Anselm Academic
Sacred Scripture in the Catholic Tradition
Stephen J. Binz
Contextual and Transformative Interpretation
Stephen J. Binz

BIBLE CONTRIBUTERS INCLUDE: Patricia Ahearne-Kroll, Dianne Bergant, Stephen J. Binz, Mary Katherine Birge, Regina Boisclair, François Bovon Frothingham, Mary C. Boys, Laurie Brink, Susan Calef, Warren Carter, Raymond F. Collins, Mary Coloe, Linda Day, Carol J. Dempsey, John Endres, Garrett Galvin, Andrew T. Glicksman, Michael D. Guinan, Leslie J. Hoppe, James A. Kelhoffer, Dale Launderville, Amy-Jill Levine, Seán Charles Martin, Geoffrey Miller, Harry P. Nasuti, James Chukwuma Okoye, Clare K. Rothschild, Jean-Pierre Ruiz, Eric Stewart, Pauline A. Viviano, Jerome Walsh, Tatha Wiley, and Christine Roy Yoder

MAPS
The Israelite Kingdoms
Neo-Babylonian Empire, ca. Sixth Century BCE
The Table of Nations
The Tribal Territories
The Kingdom Years
The Assyrian Empire
The Babylonian Empire
Roman Empire in First Century CE
Palestine at the Time of Jesus
Jerusalem of David & Solomon; Jerusalem after the Exile; Jerusalem in Jesus’ Time
Paul’s Journeys in Acts (First and Second Journeys)
Paul’s Journeys in Acts (Third and Fourth Journeys)
Ministry of Jesus and Acts of the Apostles
The Holy Land in Modern Times

CHARTS
Deities of the Ancient Near East
Spiritual Ancestors of the Monotheistic Faiths
Prophets and Kings
Wonders, Miracles, and Signs in the Old Testament
Sacred Time: Festivals, Feasts, and Fasts of Judaism Practiced by Jesus, the Apostles, and Their Contemporaries
Greco-Roman Rulers in the New Testament Period
Titles of Jesus of Nazareth
Wonders, Miracles, and Signs in the New Testament
The Men Who Followed Jesus
The Women Who Followed Jesus
Beatitudes and Parables of Jesus
The Historical Critical Method of Scripture Analysis
The Gospel of Luke and Acts

 

Professional Reviews

ANSELM ACADEMIC STUDY BIBLE: Catholic Edition: New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) 2015. Anselm Academic, 702 Terrace Heights, Winona, MN 55987-1320 paperbound 398 Pages $43.95 ISBN 978-1-59982-632-5 www.anselmacademic.org.

Organized and developed with the twenty-first reader in mind, the Anselm Academic Study Bible is a late entry into useful and informative editions of the New American Bible Revised Edition that will be welcomed especially by Roman Catholics yet valuable for all Christians. In addition to its excellent translation and notes, it has articles on important and neglected topics such the social context of the Bible, the Christian Bible and Jews, and Contextual and Transformative Interpretation. Other topics in the in-depth, scholarly articles by thirteen writers are informative and compelling features of this Bible. They are The Formation of the Bible; Geography, Archaeology, and the Scriptures; Deuterocanonical and Noncanonical Scriptures; Jewish Biblical Interpretation; The Distinctiveness of Jesus; The Many Faces of Jesus; The Lectionary: A Canon within the Canon; A Brief History and Practice of Biblical Criticism; Critical Issues in Contemporary Interpretation; and Sacred Scripture in the Catholic Tradition. Other important features of this complete study Bible are Engaging scholarship. Recognized and emerging scholars, all expert teachers, present the best and latest research on the formation and interpretation of the Bible. Distinctive approach. Addresses diverse readership and sound pedagogy that encourages critical thinking and informed dialogue. Navigation-friendly organization. Two introductions immediately precede each biblical book, and other resources are sensibly and accessibly arranged. Rich support materials. Full-color and black-and-white photographs, charts, maps, and timelines enhance learning, with online resources available as well. The NABRE is the first major update of the New American Bible (NAB) in twenty years. Reflecting the work of nearly 100 scholars and extensively reviewed and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it takes into account the best current scholarship as newly discovered ancient manuscripts improve knowledge and understanding of the biblical text. A statement on the copyright page states, “It is permitted by the undersigned [bishops] for private use and study.” In any case, it is a welcome addition to the many new translations and revisions being published, some commemorating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible in 2011. The difference between the New American Bible Revised Edition and the New American Bible is that the NABRE is considered to be more verbally equivalent and the NAB more dynamically equivalent, although like most modern translations, each has elements of both translation philosophies. These words to the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s preface to its Interpretation of the Bible in the Church is apt: “This study is never finished; each age must in its own way newly seek to understand the sacred books.”

Book Reviews, by Daniel W. Decker

Anselm Academic Study Bible This study Bible contains the full text of the New American Bible Revised Edition along with introductory articles on the formation of the Bible (J. C. Okoye); geography, archaeology, and the Scriptures (L. J. Hoppe); the social context of the Bible (E. Stewart); Deuterocanonical and non- canonical Scriptures (F. Bovon, J. Endres); the Christian Bible and the Jews (M. C. Boys); Jewish biblical interpretation (A.-J. Levine); the distinctiveness of Jesus (S. C. Martin); the many faces of Jesus (Martin); the lectionary (R. Boisclair); a brief history and practice of biblical criticism (M. Frigge); critical issues in contemporary biblical interpretation (S. J. Binz); sacred Scripture in the Catholic tradition (Binz); and contextual and transformative interpretation (Binz). The treatment of each biblical book includes introductions, the English text, and notes. The NT writings are presented by M. K. Birge (Hebrews, James, 1–2 Peter, 1–3 John, Jude), L. Brink (Romans, 1–2 Corinthians), W. Carter (Matthew), R. F. Collins (Ephesians, Colossians, 1–2 Timothy, Titus), M. Coloe (John), J. A. Kelhoffer (Mark), C. L. Rothschild (Luke, Acts), J.-P. Ruiz (Revelation), and T. Wiley (Galatians, Philippians, 1–2 Thessalonians, Philemon). Maps, charts, and photo- graphs are included as additional study aids. Hoppe served as associate editor for the OT.

New Testament Abstracts 59/1
2015

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