KINDLE [Lives of Unforgetting]


Lives of Unforgetting

summary Lives of Unforgetting characters Lives of Unforgetting ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB S book discoverThe forgotten women who co founded ChristianityWhether the first century church thought there was a hellWhat happens when you realize that in Greek faith is a verbWhy gender in the Bible is complicated than we thinkWhich concepts our modern tradition takes for granted that would have been alien to the original readers like homophobiaWe have also forgotten that to read the Bible is to receive an inv. An AdventureI was inspired and liked Stant s work very much As the book moved forward it seemed a little rushed and had errors or omitted words but still had an impact and conveyed his ideas There are passages in the Bible that I would have liked him to address in his book particularly in the defense of the LGBT community I also didn t prefer his pot shots at the president and felt his writing would have credibility without them I did enjoy the book and would like to read I also plan to start looking into the original language of bible verses that trouble me in hopes there has been something left out in the translation Thank you for giving me another perspective

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summary Lives of Unforgetting characters Lives of Unforgetting ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB The ancient Greek word for “truth” means unconcealing or unforgetting Yet today many ideas and stories that were once critical to how early Christians understood practiced and defended their faith often remain “hidden in plain sight” in our Bibles These ideas are concealed from us by the distance between languages between eras and between cultures yet they are so worth unconcealing and unforgetting In thi. Stant Litore is a liberal Christian I am a conservativelibertarian atheist albeit one with a bit of a soft spot for religious art and storytelling I read this book partly as a fan of its author s fiction partly because I m interested in the idea of reading the Bible as a call to adventure and partly to see where I might find myself in agreement with Stant s arguments and where we might differ After all people tend to associate Christianity with political conservatism and atheism with liberalism or even far left politics so it was a point of genuine curiosity to see whether our somewhat reversed roles would place us largely in agreement or in irreconcilable disagreement It s been argued by others that Christians and atheists often make the same mistake with regards to reading the Bible they both take it literally and disagree only on whether it s true or false I appreciate this book s approach to treating the Bible as if it has something interesting to tell us regardless of whether or not we take it literallyOverall I m pleased to say that the book s arguments make a lot of sense but not entirely so and therein lies the crux of the criticisms I ll offer in a moment As someone who appreciates the art of storytelling and has a general curiosity about the distant past the book provided a fascinating glimpse into the stories that have shaped our culture and the linguistic choices that have been made when translating the Bible If the entire book consisted of these linguistic literary and historical vignettes I would easily give this a five star reviewHowever the author s politics do shine through in ways that are often harmful than helpful Offhand comments comparing KKK robes to MAGA hats p 26 insisting that some people value the American flag than the lives of African American people p 299 or otherwise praising the political left and denigrating the political right add little to the book s thesis but serve only to alienate conservative readersMuch of the book s argument is centered on the idea that we should read the Bible exegetically extracting meaning from the text rather than eisegetically imposing external meaning upon the text While literature religious or otherwise has value regardless of which approach one takes to reading it and likely we gain the most value from any text when we are able to mix a bit of both approaches this is an admirable goal Particularly in a culture in which the Bible is taken by many to be the literal word of God stripping the text of our cultural biases and trying to make new discoveries from the text itself seems a worthwhile occupation and to the extent that this book encourages that exercise it should be applauded However the author does not always live up to this stated goal and his interpretations while often music to my own ears struggle to convince the reader that they are the correct interpretationsEven still I think many of the interpretations presented in the book are likely fundamentally correct or at least arguably so However in some of those cases even while presenting a reasonably convincing argument for a particular Biblical interpretation the author s politicized interpretation of our own culture gets in the way of applying the Biblical text to our own lives For instance the second chapter s praise of the woman of valor is a strong argument muddied by the author s insistence that modern culture is far reluctant to accept such women than I think it is In fact the author freuently makes the mistake of taking a pessimistic view of modern society than I think is justifiedDespite these flaws the book overall provides a lot of interesting and thought provoking material Understanding the proper meaning of the word sin to miss the mark or the translation of parakletoi advocates is useful for both religious and non religious readers And Christian and atheist readers alike will benefit from learning about some alternative interpretations to certain Biblical passages regardless of whether or not they agree with those interpretations I do recommend reading this book even if readers from the political center or right will often find certain aspects frustrating Though the removal of some political bias in favor of depth in the argument in favor of reading the Bible as a call to adventure would have made this a great book it s a good book even as it is

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summary Lives of Unforgetting characters Lives of Unforgetting ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Itation to adventure to encounter the impossible to move mountains to walk on water Instead we have been taught to read the Bible tamely to make no choices to risk no uestioning of our tradition What would happen if we took the adventure If we readers walked out into the wilderness toward God leaving home far behind If we stepped out of the boat of our received tradition out onto the crashing wavesLet’s find ou. Truly eye opening spirit moving thought provoking heart stirringAnd summed up by two wordsMust ReadMany thanks Stant your book has uplifted a weary traveler subdued by modern doctrine and teachings

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  • Lives of Unforgetting
  • Stant Litore
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  • 11 July 2018
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    review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Stant Litore Stant Litore Ò 7 download KINDLE [Lives of Unforgetting] Stant Litore is a liberal Christian I am a conservativelibertarian atheist albeit one with a bit of a soft spot for religious art and storytelling I read this book partly as a fan of its author's fiction partly because I'm interested in the idea of reading the Bible as a call to adventure and partly to see where

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    summary Lives of Unforgetting review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Stant Litore Stant Litore Ò 7 download An AdventureI was inspired and liked Stant’s work very much As the book moved forward it seemed a little rushed and had errors or omitted words but still had an impact and conveyed his ideas There are passages in the Bible that I would have liked him to address in his book particularly in the defense of the LGBT community I also didn’t prefer his “pot shots” at the president and felt his writing would have credibility without them I

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    KINDLE [Lives of Unforgetting] review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Stant Litore summary Lives of Unforgetting Truly eye opening spirit moving thought provoking heart stirringAnd summed up by two wordsMust ReadMany thanks Stant your book has uplifted a

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    KINDLE [Lives of Unforgetting] Stant Litore Ò 7 download review ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò Stant Litore He has some excellent points but was very disappointed when he threw in his liberal views at the end I felt that I have wasted my time reading most of the book and feel scammed by his liberal views at the end

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    KINDLE [Lives of Unforgetting] summary Lives of Unforgetting Fantastic work by a very impressive scriptorian linguistics nerd and historian

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