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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book: Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien help us see through different cultural lenses.
Review by Christopher Hall

The cover of 'Misreading Scripture withWestern Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible' (InterVarsity) is striking. Authors E. Randolph Richards (dean of the School of Christian Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University) and Brandon J. O'Brien (an editor at large for Leadership Journal) have us look at a white, male face, gazing outward from behind a printed page, eyes covered by blue-tinted glasses. The message is clear, as is the overarching message of the book: North American evangelicals 'read' the Bible--and the world--through Western eyes.

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