The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches

Title: The Bible: A Very Short Introduction
Author: John Riches
ISBN10: 0192853430
ISBN13: 978-0192853431
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Size PDF: 1765 kb
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Rating: 4.9/5
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Pages: 168 pages
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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches


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It is sometimes said that the Bible is one of the most unread books in the world, yet has been a major force in the development of Western culture and continues to exert an enormous influence over many people's lives. This Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations. It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends.About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.