World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

You are here: Home / Resources / WCC Publications / Your Word is Truth: The Bible in Ten Christian Traditions

Your Word is Truth: The Bible in Ten Christian Traditions

Focusing on ten influential streams of historic Christianity, the experts in this volume showcase the distinctive ways in which encountering the Bible—in all its power and perplexity—has profoundly inspired, informed, and shaped each tradition. In an age of globalization, recognizing the diverse gifts and insights of each tradition—Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox—enables readers to understand how and why Christians see the world as they do, and which facets of the biblical legacy light the way most promisingly for interconfessional encounter and collaboration.

Edited by J. Michael West and Gunnar Mägi

Foreword by Michael Perreau

One Bible, many vital traditions—

For Christians, the Bible is not just a text, a cultural artifact, nor even a sacred text. It is a vital fount of encounter with God, a catalyst for conversion, and a guide to discerning a way forward. Yet each tradition sees the Bible differently.

Focusing on ten influential streams of historic Christianity, the experts in this volume showcase the distinctive ways in which encountering the Bible—in all its power and perplexity—has profoundly inspired, informed, and shaped each tradition. In each case, this encounter has led to unique or characteristic practices and commitments, as well as controversies and conflicts, in their reading the Bible, interpreting the Bible, and praying the Bible.

In an age of globalization, recognizing the diverse gifts and insights of each tradition—Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox—enables readers to understand how and why Christians see the world as they do, and which facets of the biblical legacy light the way most promisingly for interconfessional encounter and collaboration.

 

A copublication of United Bible Societies and WCC Publications


Specs: 190 pp; 6 x 9"; paper; perfect;  4-colour cover

Price: CHF 20.00; $ 20.00; € 17.00; £12.00

ISBN: 978-2-8254-1714-0

Topic/Shelving: Bible / Ecumenical Christianity

Rights: World, all languages

 

Click here to download the table of contents, foreword and introduction (pdf)

AVAILABLE SOON
- in North America and worldwide: order from www.ipgbook.com, www.amazon.com
- in the UK and Europe from WCC Publications: email orders to orders@wcc-coe.org