Is it possible to apply teachings from the Bible to our world today, given the vast differences between biblical times and ours? Biblical passages are often taken out of context and interpreted to support a particular viewpoint or justify a particular action. 'The Bible Says So!' examines the origins of well-known biblical stories - from Adam and Eve, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel, to the birth of Jesus, his resurrection and the writings of St Paul. The book argues that the meaning of these stories becomes apparent when we read between the lines, using the techniques of biblical scholars. 'The Bible Says So!' explores the original intentions of the biblical writers in their particular context and examines key biblical values. The book does justice to the origins of the biblical text, whilst also affirming the relevance of the Bible today.
Edwin D. Freed is Emeritus Professor of Religion, Gettysburg College, having taught biblical studies for thirty-six years. He has published articles in numerous professional journals and has authored several books, including two textbooks.Jane F. Roberts graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1973, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and then received her Master of Science in Social Administration degree from The School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. After ten years of professional experience as a gerontological social worker, Jane joined the full-time faculty of The University of Akron Wayne College in Orrville, Ohio, and is presently a professor there and a Licensed Independent Social Worker.