Making Love with Scripture

Why the Bible Doesn’t Mean How You Think It Means

Making Love with Scripture

Why the Bible Doesn’t Mean How You Think It Means

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Nothing has been more contentious in the history of Christianity than the meaning of the Bible, and that debate continues today. Arguments over Scripture have divided denominations, churches, and families, and these squabbles have led many to abandon the faith altogether. Jacob D. Myers, a rising young scholar, has a solution to our problem with Scripture. The instability of the Bible’s meaning, he argues, is not a weakness but a strength, and it can benefit conservatives and liberals alike.

In a conversational style peppered with pop culture references, Myers provides a variety of tools for readers of the Bible, helping both the experienced and inexperienced appreciate our sacred text in new ways. Finally, he proposes the intriguing alternative of an “erotic” interpretation, one that makes love with the Bible and opens new vistas of understanding.

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Making Love with Scripture Study Guide:
A four-week study guide, complete with suggested readings, pull quotes, and discussion points, to be used in conjunction with the book.



Chapter 1


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Review in Bible Today


"This book is an exciting romp through postmodern theology and biblical interpretation, laden with contemporary cultural references, at times utterly hilarious—all leading to a serious proposal—that how the Bible is to be read must be in love, for love. Agree or disagree, this is a fascinating new work by an intriguing young scholar to whom 'attention must be paid.'"


David P. Gushee | Mercer University

"In a breezy, laid-back way, Jacob Myers offers a resolutely post-modern reading of scripture with an accent on openness and pluralism. His suggestive phrasing makes many contact points with current pop culture. Myers will give access to the biblical text in a fresh and interesting way."

Walter Brueggemann | author of The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

Product Info

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781451499551
  • eBook ISBN 9781506402604
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 192
  • Publication Date November 1, 2015