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Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know

Hardback|Oct 2009
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^Whether watching political candidates quote Jesus or tracking court cases on how the stories of Adam and Eve should be taught in schools, we are surrounded by the legacy of the Bible in our contemporary world. Every person needs to...


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^Whether watching political candidates quote Jesus or tracking court cases on how the stories of Adam and Eve should be taught in schools, we are surrounded by the legacy of the Bible in our contemporary world. Every person needs to know the core Bible stories--those biblical stories that have cultural, historical, or literary significance--that lie at the foundation of Western civilization. Professor Timothy Beal argues that without knowing these core stories, we cannot fully participate in the popular, political, and especially spiritual worlds that surround us. ^Have you ever been told that you are the "apple of someone's eye"? Have you ever described a disastrous situation as "the blind leading the blind" or easily predicted the future by reading "the writing on the wall"? Unbeknownst to most of us, all these common expressions have biblical roots. ^In "Biblical Literacy," Beal showcases the Bible stories that have most shaped history and our world and provides the key infor
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Timothy Beal is Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University. He has published eight books as well as essays on religion and American culture for The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 294382
  • Product Code 9780061718625
  • ISBN 0061718629
  • EAN 9780061718625
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Reference
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harperone
  • Publication Date Oct 2009
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 28mm
  • Weight 0.505kg

Timothy K Beal

Timothy Beal is Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University. He has published ten books as well as essays on religion and American culture for the "New York Times", "The Chronicle of Higher Education", "The Washington Post", and "The Plain Dealer". C

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