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Men in the Bible: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Men in the Bible: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
 

'Men in the Bible' explores the lives of 12 men whose lives figure prominently in Scripture -- six each from the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the text, John O'Grady is careful to keep these stories in perspective and focuses on the historical and archaeological evidence sur... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780809142620
Published 1 July 2003 by Paulist Press International,U.
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By O'Grady, John F.
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ISBN-13 9780809142620
ISBN-10 0809142627
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Paulist Press International,U.
Imprint Paulist Press International,U.S.
Publication Date 1 July 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By O'Grady, John F.
Category Biblical Studies, Criticism & Exegesis
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Men in the Bible
NBS Text Christianity: Bibles & Liturgy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 220
Catalogue Code Not specified

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MEN IN THE BIBLE explores the lives of twelve men whose lives figure prominently in Scripture--six each from the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the text, John O'Grady is careful to keep these stories in perspective and focuses on the historical and archaeological evidence surrounding them. The profiles presented here represent the entire span of biblical history from Adam and Abraham to Jesus and his followers. Among them are such familiar figures as Moses, David, Jeremiah, Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter, and Judas. Apart from Jesus, all the subjects in this book have flaws--some of them quite serious. Often their noble qualities are obscured by such negative traits as pettiness, meanness, jealousy, anger, and pride. These bad and ugly aspects make the rough edges more than evident. Yet, these same individuals are bound together by a common faith in God. Even Judas must have had considerable talents and generosity to be included among the twelve disciples. As in biblical times, people today also represent a spectrum of traits, some good, some bad, and some downright ugly. But the author demonstrates that, because of the goodness of God, the bad and the ugly never eradicate the presence of goodness. He explains how such stories from the past can serve as examples for people today. By fully understanding the character of each of the men covered in this work, we can overcome the dark side of our natures and learn to become stronger and better people.

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Author's Bio

John F. O'Grady is a priest of the Diocese of Albany New York and professor of biblical theology at Barry University in Miami. He is the author of seventeen books and numerous articles. Fr. O'Grady has taught in seminaries and universities both in the U.S. and in Europe.

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