B 27 Blessing: Biblical Meaning and Pastoral Practice (2003)


'Bless' and 'blessing' are words that Christians—and others—use a lot. But what do we think 'blessing' involves, and what does the Bible mean by the word?

This helpful introduction looks at what the word means in the Old and New Testament (and along the way explores what 'meaning' is) before looking at the different contexts for our use of blessing—can we bless things, or only people, and should we expect anything to 'happen' when we bless?

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Author: Keith Beech-Gruneberg

Keith is Director of Studies for the Diocese of Oxford, involved in training people for a variety of lay and ordained ministries. His doctorate focused on God's promise of blessing to all nations in the book of Genesis.

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