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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction By John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction
by John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)

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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.
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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)

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: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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John Riche's more postage-stamp-sized The Bible offers a balanced, scholarly overview. * The Independent, 22/12/2001 *

About John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)


John Riches is Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow. His published work includes The World of Jesus: First Century Judaism in Crisis and A Century of New Testament Study.

Table of Contents


1. WHO READS THE BIBLE?; 2. HOW THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN; 3. THE MAKING OF THE BIBLE; 4. THE BIBLE IN THE WORLD OF THE BELIEVERS; 5. THE BIBLE AND ITS CRITICS; 6. THE BIBLE IN THE NON-WESTERN WORLD; 7. THE BIBLE IN HIGH AND POPULAR CULTURE; 8. THE BIBLE IN POLITICS; 9. CONCLUSION; FURTHER READING; INDEX

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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)
John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-02-24
176
0192853430
9780192853431
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