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Davis addresses “the gravest scandal” in the church—“the shallow reading of scripture.” Conservatives and liberals alike fail to be genuinely curious about scripture, to peer into its depths for surprising beauty and unexpected meaning, and instead use it to illustrate what they already think. Davis demonstrates an alternative approach as she attends to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Donne and Lancelot Andrewes, and offers examples of her own preaching.

 

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