How Do We Create a Meaningful Relationship with God Consistent with Science, History, and Culture?
Award-winning book presents author’s personal experience and the latest scholarly research in an inspirational approach to understanding the ministry of Jesus and the books of the Old Testament
Millennials seeking a new approach to spirituality, those who identify with the “emerging church” identified by Marcus Borg and others, anyone interested in Christ’s Jewishness and the elimination of anti-Jewish bias from Bible study, and women, LGBTs, and others who seek a Biblical approach that overcomes insistence on obedience to questionable Old Testament commands will be intrigued by the new book by Edward G. Simmons.
The award-winning Talking Back to the Bible: A Historian’s Approach to Bible Study offers stimulating and readable insight into the Bible in the form of scholarship and life experience based on a personal commitment to God as the source of meaning in the universe.
Welcome to the writings of Dr. Edward G. Simmons — a historian and teacher of wide-ranging experience and scholarship. He is also an accomplished speaker to groups of all sizes, ages, and interests. His most recent book is Talking Back to the Bible: A Historian’s Approach to Bible Study.
Here is a quick bio:
Dr. Edward G. Simmons was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1943. A graduate of Mercer University, he earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Simmons taught history at Appalachian State University until he was drafted to serve during the Vietnam era. Stationed in California, South Dakota, then Georgia, he served in the Air Force.
Following his military tenure, Dr. Simmons became an expert in the field of organizational management as a result of thirty-four years of service for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, during which, in addition to consulting for top-level managers in various state organizations, he continued to teach history part time at local colleges.
In retirement, he teaches history part time for Georgia Gwinnett College and Brenau University. He also continues to speak to professional, educational, and religious groups.