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calmly tracing his own stories becoming up within the Bible Belt as a born-again Christian, James A. Sanders recounts his moment rebirth event and next efforts to conflict what can such a lot commonly be referred to as evangelicalism's denial of dignity and human worthy to these diversified from the so-called norm. whereas Sanders cherishes his early event of being "saved" or "born again," he has turn into deeply involved at what has occurred to the evangelical circulation in the United States, specifically in its being politicized and faraway from any form of legitimate interpretation of the Bible itself. Sanders opinions evangelicalism for proscribing the Holy Spirit's paintings to the world of non-public adventure and so for denying the Spirit's paintings in society to maneuver believers past the traditional mores and metaphors that biblical authors and editors used to list God's paintings in antiquity. Sanders proposes that Christians learn the Bible truthfully in its old and ethical contexts, and try with humility to sign up its prophetic condemnation of tribal perspectives of God, as a way to heed the Spirit's urgings to interact within the advancing monotheizing strategy that the Bible calls for of its adherents.

"This is the fantastic tale of somebody born in Memphis, Tennessee, within the so-called Bible Belt, with its literal examining of scripture, amid what he referred to as the yankee type of racial apartheid. but he might move directly to grasp or even extend the paintings of biblical feedback. He additionally present in the scriptures the truths that allowed him to problem racism and bigotry that he encountered either within the South and around the United States."
--Marvin A. McMickle, President, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

James A. Sanders, who used to be the 1st Fulbright student in faith and who helped release the subdiscipline of biblical research referred to as canonical feedback, has served at the schools of the Colgate Rochester Divinity tuition, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia college, and the Claremont tuition of Theology. Sanders has authored or edited greater than twenty books, together with The Monotheizing Process (Cascade Books, 2014) and The Canon Debate (2002).

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