In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible

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Twenty-Third Publications, 2004 - 210 pages
Can be used both as an introduction to reading Scripture or as a tool to help readers understand Scripture from a new perspective. In conversational style, bestselling author Father Bill Bausch discusses revelation, truth wrapped in story, the difference between print and oral stories, and the chasm between biblical and contemporary culture.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Time Marches On
20
A Library of Stories
26
Hurtful Prejudice
32
Oral Story vs Print
41
Under the Mediterranean Sun
57
Rules of the Story
79
The Oral Tradition
91
The Stories Are Tall
126
Lets Go to the Movies
135
Central Casting
146
The Bible as Mirror and Viewpoint
156
Told and Scripted
170
Plot Lines
179
HisStory
191
Why Stories?
199

Biblical Curls
104
Biblical Expansions
119

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