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Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018)

Forfatter af The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington on November 6, 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, a bachelor of sacred theology from New York Theological Seminary, and a master's degree in semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He vis mere founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland in 1962, where he served as pastor until retiring in 1991. He then became a professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. His first book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, was published in 1980. He wrote over 30 books including Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eat This Book, Tell It Slant, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, and Every Step an Arrival. The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language won a Gold Medallion Book Award. He died from complications of heart failure and dementia on October 22, 2018 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Eugene H. Peterson

Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work (1980) 736 eksemplarer
The Pastor: A Memoir (2011) 595 eksemplarer
Psalms (The Message) (1994) 551 eksemplarer
Lev i opstandelsen (2006) 379 eksemplarer
Subversive Spirituality (1994) 306 eksemplarer
The Message: The Book of Proverbs (1995) 246 eksemplarer
The Wisdom of Each Other (1997) 170 eksemplarer
The Message Promise Book (1997) 89 eksemplarer
Eat This Book: Study Guide (2006) 67 eksemplarer
Stories for the Christian Year (1992) — Bidragyder; Redaktør — 66 eksemplarer
The Message of Christmas (2004) 59 eksemplarer
Stories of Jesus: From The Message (1999) 59 eksemplarer
The Message Solo New Testament (2009) 57 eksemplarer
His Unfolding Grace (1998) 54 eksemplarer
A Long Obedience Journal (2000) 42 eksemplarer
The Christmas Troll (2004) 42 eksemplarer
Holy Luck (2013) 41 eksemplarer
The Jesus Way Study Guide (2007) 35 eksemplarer
Sayings of Jesus (Message) (1998) 30 eksemplarer
Tell It Slant, Study Guide (2008) 27 eksemplarer
Practice Resurrection Study Guide (2010) 26 eksemplarer
God's Message of Christmas Love (2004) 24 eksemplarer
Are You Talking to Me, God? (2004) 18 eksemplarer
The Journey (1995) 17 eksemplarer
Jesus Light of the World (2009) 16 eksemplarer
Forces Concealed in Quiet., (1985) 15 eksemplarer
The Psalms: An Artist's Impression (1999) 15 eksemplarer
Growing up with your teenager (1987) 11 eksemplarer
The Quest: For Life at Its Best (1995) 10 eksemplarer
The Hands And Feet Deck (2004) 7 eksemplarer
Jesus Loves Porn Stars (1995) 7 eksemplarer
The Message of David (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Coma este Livro (2011) 4 eksemplarer
Faith and Fitness (2004) 3 eksemplarer
A linguagem de Deus (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Lashed to the Mast 2 eksemplarer
Follow The Leader 2 eksemplarer
In Other Words 1 eksemplar
Spirit Quest 1 eksemplar
Were You There? 1 eksemplar
Bruce 1 eksemplar
天路客的行囊 1 eksemplar
Memórias de um pastor (2011) 1 eksemplar
Job 1 eksemplar
TROVAO INVERSO (2005) 1 eksemplar
Pastor Contemplativo (2002) 1 eksemplar
Freedom 1 eksemplar
Transpondo muralhas 1 eksemplar
Look Again, for Hope (2009) 1 eksemplar
Fort pour le combat 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

God with Us (2007) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (2010) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog (2003) — Forord — 126 eksemplarer
Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics (2011) — Forord, nogle udgaver114 eksemplarer
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle (1998) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects (2003) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer

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East Stanwood, Washington, USA
Lakeside, Montana, USA
congestive heart failure and dementia
Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Seattle Pacific University
New York Theological Seminary
Johns Hopkins University
Presbyterian minister
Regent College
Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Priser og hædersbevisninger
The Denise Levertov Award (2009)
Kort biografi
Eugene H. Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia and was the founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for 29 years. Eugene has authored more than 20 books including Run with the Horses (IVP), A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (IVP) and his five-volume series on spiritual theology, beginning with Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (Eerdmans). Peterson is fluent in Hebrew and Greek and is the translator of the best-selling Bible, The Message.
Eugene made a rare public appearance Denver’s most famous literary landmark, The Tattered Cover Bookstore, in 2006 for 200 Alive authors and industry professionals. Here is the transcript of his presentation, “What Are Writers Good For?”

From: http://www.alivecommunications.com/our-authors-and-books/eugene-peterson/



The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew. Written in the same kind of language you'd use to talk to friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible's best-loved books. - from the publisher
PendleHillLibrary | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 26, 2023 |
This book is based on the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). Each chapter focuses on one of these psalms and an aspect of the Christian life to which it speaks. (Except for the first chapter, based on Jeremiah 12:5.) The topics are: Discipleship, Repentance, Providence, Worship, Service, Help, Security, Joy, Work, Happiness, Perseverance, Hope, Humility, Obedience, Community, Blessing.

Overall, I quite liked this book. I loved Peterson's emphasis that the Christian life is not based on our emotions and feelings about God or ourselves.

In the chapter on worship, he states, "We think that if we don't feel something there can be no authenticity in doing it. But the wisdom of God says something different: that we can act ourselves into a new way of feeling much quicker than we can feel ourselves into a new way of acting. Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship." (p. 54)

I also liked this bit in the chapter about repentance: "A person has to be thoroughly disgusted with the way things are to find the motivation to set out on the Christian way. As long as we think the next election might eliminate crime and establish justice or another scientific breakthrough might save the environment or another pay raise might push us over the edge of anxiety into a life of tranquility, we are not likely to risk the arduous uncertainties of the life of faith. A person has to get fed up with the ways of the world before he, before she, acquires an appetite for the world of grace." (p. 25)

Peterson's thoughts often seemed abstract and big-picture, rather than practical steps to be taken, so while it was a good and helpful read, it requires more thought for those of us who aren't very intuitive.

One thing I wasn't crazy about was the use of The Message paraphrase instead of an actual Scripture translation.

Sometimes I felt there was a lack of continuity tying the chapters together, and I'm not sure if that's because each chapter is based on a different psalm and aspect of the Christian life, or because I read through this slowly. I think that I'll benefit from reading through it again, more quickly.
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RachelRachelRachel | 10 andre anmeldelser | Nov 21, 2023 |
Eat This Book challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God’s revelation, and to live them as we read them. With warmth and wisdom, Peterson offers greatly needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading. In these pages, he draws readers into a fascinating conversation on the nature of language, the ancient practice of lectio divina, and the role of Scripture translations; included here is the “inside story” behind Peterson’s own popular Bible translation, The Message.… (mere)
PendleHillLibrary | 14 andre anmeldelser | Aug 23, 2023 |
Psalms as tools for prayer
SrMaryLea | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 22, 2023 |



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