Chapter 8. On Not Being a “People of the Book”

  1. Adrian Thatcher

Published Online: 24 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch8

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

How to Cite

Thatcher, A. (2008) On Not Being a “People of the Book”, in The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302691.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170161

Online ISBN: 9781444302691

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Keywords:

  • On Not Being a “People of the Book”;
  • “neo-biblicism” - Holy Scripture;
  • Which Comes First? The Bible or the Church?;
  • personalistic fallacy;
  • “dis-solving” the problem of authority;
  • need for principles;
  • make the love commandments the guide to ethical practice;
  • treating the Bible as primary tradition;
  • New Testament, and Gospels - primary sources;
  • argument - unholy disagreements among Christians and churches over homosexuality

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Personalization of the Book

  • “Dis-solving” the Problem of Authority

  • Some Principles for a Peaceful Reading of the Bible