The new book series Biblische Argumente in öfffentlichen Debatten, aims at the power of thinking and diffferentiation of biblical texts and books and the Bible as a whole in current contexts and conflicts. The Bible is the book of critical and self-critical rethinking, which it expresses with the Greek motto metánoia. The Bible is not the book of the church, but a book for the world in its reality, beauty, threat and openness, especially in times of political populism and global uncertainty. The publications which will appear in this series are intended to intervene in church, cultural and social debates on the questions and opportunities of the present. They are intended to help the theologians, pastors, teachers and all those interested in the life relevance of biblical texts.