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Bible Study
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1. Concept

Bible study in the churches is the group study of individual texts or whole books of the Bible by church members. The goal is the people’s participation in biblical exposition, the promotion of their theological maturity (adulthood), and the grassroots building up of the congregation (Church Growth 1.1). Bible study usually takes the form of discussion.

2. History

The beginnings of Bible study may be found in the Bible hours of the Dutch R…

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Vogt, Theophil, “Bible Study”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B215>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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