Bible study (Christian)
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In Christianity, Bible study is the study of the Bible by ordinary people as a personal religious or spiritual practice. Some denominations may call this devotion or devotional acts; however in other denominations devotion has other meanings. Bible study in this sense is distinct from biblical studies, which is a formal academic discipline.
Personal Bible study 
In Evangelical Protestantism, the time set aside to engage in personal Bible study is often called a Quiet Time. In other traditions personal Bible study is referred to as "devotions". Catholic devotions and Anglican devotions both employ the Lectio Divina method of Bible reading.
Christians of all denominations use Study Bibles to assist them in their personal Bible studies.
Inductive Bible study 
Inductive Bible study is a means of studying and exegeting a biblical passage. Richard Krejcir describes it terms of "interviewing a passage" without preconceptions or agendas. Inductive Bible study involves examining the ideas and words of the text, which leads to the meanings and then the interpretations, which in turn lead the reader to conclusions and applications.
Small groups 
Bible study groups within congregations are sometimes known as cell groups, though many different names exist. The Bible is often studied in informal small groups, and groups within parachurch organizations.
See also 
- Bible Studies - Staying in the Word
- Into Thy Word's Bible Studies
- Daily Portions Bible
- Bible Study Notes
- Small Groups
- Free Bible Studies Online
- The New Christian Bible Study
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