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Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use

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$9.95
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“[Brian Singer-Towns’’] Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use is a solid companion to the Anselm Academic Study Bible [AASB] for adult Catholics looking to grow in their appreciation of the Bible. We are called to live our Christian faith in community. This study guide lays a foundation, from Catholic Tradition and scholarship, which can enrich group members’’ personal experiences, insights, and struggles. The guide leads readers through the background articles in the AASB with an easy-to-understand format and provides probing questions that will spur a spirit-filled discussion. Brian Singer-Towns demonstrates his expertise in biblical scholarship and experience in leading small groups by offering a sound resource that works for laity from all walks of life. The Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use is rooted in prayerful reflection and driven by faith-filled intellectual inquiry.”

Eric Errthum
Saint Mary'’s Parish Men'’s Bible Study

“Although the Bible can certainly be studied by individuals, a community of learners can experience Scripture more fully as the literature of God’’s people. This new guide [Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use] presents an ideal way for groups to learn, reflect on, and discuss some of the essential aspects of the Old and New Testaments and to unlock the riches of the Bible. You will find here a creative format for accessing the best scholarship by using personal and practical learning techniques. This guide is sure to produce rich fruit in your group.”

Stephen J. Binz
Independent scholar, speaker, and writer
Bridge-Building Opportunities

About This Book

Overview

Easy-to-use and built on the best biblical scholarship, the Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use aids in developing a deeper understanding of Scripture by growing skills and knowledge in biblical interpretation. A companion to the Anselm Academic Study Bible, the guide helps beginning or advanced groups unpack the treasury of knowledge and inspiration in the Bible through prayer, reading, and discussion of the background articles and specific biblical passages in one-hour discussions over twenty weeks. The guide also recommends suggested groupings for shorter time commitments. Each discussion and reading outline offers step-by-step instructions and reflection questions and identifies key terms and points to help guide group discussions in a trustworthy and thoughtful process.

Details

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 7.25 x 1.5 x 9.125 in
Format

Softcover

ISBN

978-1-59982-623-3

Pages

100

Item # 7055

Customer Reviews

“[Brian Singer-Towns’’] Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use is a solid companion to the Anselm Academic Study Bible [AASB] for adult Catholics looking to grow in their appreciation of the Bible. We are called to live our Christian faith in community. This study guide lays a foundation, from Catholic Tradition and scholarship, which can enrich group members’’ personal experiences, insights, and struggles. The guide leads readers through the background articles in the AASB with an easy-to-understand format and provides probing questions that will spur a spirit-filled discussion. Brian Singer-Towns demonstrates his expertise in biblical scholarship and experience in leading small groups by offering a sound resource that works for laity from all walks of life. The Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use is rooted in prayerful reflection and driven by faith-filled intellectual inquiry.”

Eric Errthum
Saint Mary'’s Parish Men'’s Bible Study

“Although the Bible can certainly be studied by individuals, a community of learners can experience Scripture more fully as the literature of God’’s people. This new guide [Anselm Study Bible Guide for Small Group Use] presents an ideal way for groups to learn, reflect on, and discuss some of the essential aspects of the Old and New Testaments and to unlock the riches of the Bible. You will find here a creative format for accessing the best scholarship by using personal and practical learning techniques. This guide is sure to produce rich fruit in your group.”

Stephen J. Binz
Independent scholar, speaker, and writer
Bridge-Building Opportunities

About the Author

BrianSinger-Towns

Brian Singer-Towns

Brian Singer-Towns, MThS, is a writer and editor with more than thirty years of experience in volunteer and professional ministry and teaching. He leads workshops around the country on biblical literacy and other topics. He lives in Winona, Minnesota, and is content engagement director, author, and workshop presenter for Saint Mary’’s Press.

Table of Contents

  • Using This Discussion Guide
    Anselm Academic Study Bible Articles: Discussion Outlines

    • The Formation of the Bible
    • Geography, Archaeology, and the Scriptures
    • Social Context of the Bible
    • Deuterocanonical and Noncanonical Scriptures
    • The Christian Bible and the Jews
    • 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 Biblical Interpretation
    • Sacred Scripture in the Catholic Tradition
    • Contextual and Transformative Interpretation
    • Introduction to the Pentateuch
    • Introduction to the Historical Books and Biblical Novellas
    • Introduction to the Wisdom Books
    • Introduction to the Prophets
    • Introduction to the Gospels
    • Introduction to Pauline Literature
    • Introduction to the Catholic Letters and the Letter to the Hebrews
    • Continuing Your Study of Scripture
    • Chart: Sunday Readings

 

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