A Teacher's Guide to Understanding Scriptures by Samuel M. Powell

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From differences over which translation is best to disagreements about what the Scriptures say about women in ministry, homosexuality, and creation, the Bible continues to be at the center of debate for many Christians. In this enlightening book Samuel Powell introduces a Christian doctrine of Scripture that sweeps away much of the controversy. By giving special attention to the authority, revelation, and inspiration of the Bible, Dr. Powell provides a concise but scholarly understanding of the Scriptures that is historically well-grounded and theologically sound. Written from a Wesleyan perspective, this book is an indispensable resource for pastors, teachers, and small-group leaders. Equipped with a bibliography for further study, it is an ideal teaching tool and a valuable reference for anyone wanting to know more about the nature and purpose of the Bible.

About Samuel M. Powell

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Samuel M. Powell is professor of philosophy and religion and dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Point Loma Nazarene University. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University. He is an editor, author, and ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. He also serves on the editorial committee of Kingswood Press and as secretary-treasurer of the Wesleyan Theological Society. From 1999 to 2001, he participated in the John Templeton Foundation Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. In 2005, he received the Wesleyan Theological Society’s Smith-Wynkoop award for his book, Participating in God: Creation and Trinity. He and his wife, Terrie, live in Santee, California, and have two children and two grandchildren.
Published January 1, 2014 by Nazarene Publishing House. 44 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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