Law Professor Harold Fryday Cross-examines Biblical Testimonies

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Minister and law expert combines disciplines in new book, tracing the developing understanding of God throughout the Bible.

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Commitment to truth and love can bridge the differences between religions and the conflict between believers and non-believers.

“Commitment to truth and love can bridge the differences between religions and the conflict between believers and non-believers.”

So says Harold Fryday, author of the new book “Visions of God.” In it, he uses both the theological knowledge he gained as a minister and the analytical methods of lawyers to offer an informative and thought-provoking book with a message for believers and non-believers alike.

“God is truth and God is love,” Fryday said. “With this foundation in mind, all people of goodwill can join their efforts to reduce the causes of war and crime in mutual recognition and respect of each other’s humanity.”

In the Bible, each writer gives insight into different dimensions of God’s relationship with humanity. “Visions of God” compares the different accounts found within the Bible concerning the nature of God and offers a nuanced view of Christian and Jewish scriptures.

“The Bible is a library of books of many literary genres,” Fryday said. “Poetry and metaphors must be understood for what they are. Literal interpretations of these can be misleading. When the authors’ messages are properly understood, the Bible is a rich source of wisdom and a helpful guide to living successfully in this troubled world.”

Fryday goes on to defend his conclusion that the true worship of God consists of following the truth—wherever the search may lead—and letting love be the controlling factor in our lives. This biblical love, he says, requires us to seek and value freedom, justice, mercy and peace universally.

“Visions of God”
By Harold Fryday
ISBN: 978-1-4917-4135-1
Softcover price: $12.55
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Harold Fryday was an ordained minister in the Congregational Church, a business owner, trial lawyer and a professor of constitutional and corporate law. His waning enthusiasm with certain aspects of the church drove him closer to the Bible. His studies of scripture solidified his desire to explore the meaning of God in the face of the three problems that impacted him most: war, disenchantment with the various churches and the impact of crime—particularly on families and children. He now lives in Santa Clara, California.

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