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The Consuming Fire - A Christian Guide to the Old Testament - Updated and Revised

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Average Rating: This item received 4 stars overall.

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The Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide to the Old Testament


A comprehensive guidebook to the Old Testament that will give any reader a better understanding and appreciation of that sometimes mysterious and complicated part of the Bible. Its aim is to help introduce the reader to each of the 46 books of the Old Testament, including the Deuterocanonical writings.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the best in current scholarship, the direction of the current Vatican documents, and respect for the Jewish heritage of the Bible. Each chapter includes "meditative reading', a feature that provides selected texts and questions to aid readers in prayerful refelection.

Michael Duggan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s University College in Calgary, Alberta.  He holds a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America.  He is an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and a member of The Society of Biblical Literature and The Society for Old Testament Study.  


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Review Provided By - THE Catholic Book Review Site

This item received 4 stars overall. The Consuming Fire, take this one to class!

At first glance Consuming Fire is a big book, but of course the Old Testament is a rather large compilation of books, 46 depending on which bible you have. Dr. Duggan has updated and revised this book from its original twenty years ago to include a total reworking of the Pentateuch, the Deuteronimistic history, Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles for the history of the texts and further examination as more research and understanding evolved during these twenty years.
What the book lacks in brevity, it is rich in content and details worthy of a class to accompany the reader.  I wouldn't recommend this as an individual study unless the individual is a self-starter.  I found myself taking notes, rereading chapters and certainly gleaning much from Dr. Duggan's opinions and facts. 
This is not a Catholic book, it is what it is, a Christian gui Full Review...

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