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Description

The Bible is the most influential book in Western history. As the foundational text of Judaism and Christianity, the Bible has been interpreted and reinterpreted over millennia, utilized to promote a seemingly endless run of theological and political positions. Adherents and detractors alike point to different passages throughout to justify wildly disparate behaviors and beliefs. Translated and retranslated, these texts lead both to unity and intense conflict. Influential books on any topic are typically called "bibles." What is the Bible? As a text considered sacred by some, its stories and language appear throughout the fine arts and popular culture, from Shakespeare to Saturday Night Live. In Michael Coogan's eagerly awaited addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know (R) series, conflicts and controversies surrounding the world's bestselling book are addressed in a straightforward Q&A format. This book provides an unbiased look at biblical authority and authorship, the Bible's influence in Western culture, the disputes over meaning and interpretation, and the state of biblical scholarship today. Brimming with information for the student and the expert alike, The Bible: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) is a dependable introduction to a most contentious holy book. show more

Book details

EAN

9780199383030

Classifications

Religious issues & debates
Christianity
Bibles
Biblical studies & exegesis
Islam
Judaism

Format

Paperback / softback

Number of pages

208 pages

Weight(g)

262g

Dimensions(mm)

139 x 209 x 18

Publication date

2021-01-28

Publisher

Oxford University Press Inc

Readership

General (US: Trade)

Series

What Everyone Needs to Know

Series Editor

Imprint

- Annotated

Publication City/Country

United States

Language

English

EAN 9780199383030
Classification Religious issues & debates
Christianity
Bibles
Biblical studies & exegesis
Islam
Judaism
Format Paperback / softback
Number of pages 208 pages
Weight(g) 262g
Dimensions(mm) 139 x 209 x 18
Publication date 2021-01-28
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Readership General (US: Trade)
Series What Everyone Needs to Know
Series Editor
Imprint - Annotated
Publication City/Country United States
Language: English

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