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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

John Riches

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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.

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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.
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Meet the Author

John Riches

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.ý

Table Of Contents

  • Who Reads The Bible?
  • How The Bible Was Written
  • The Making Of The Bible
  • The Bible In The World Of The Believers
  • The Bible And Its Critics
  • The Bible In The Non-western World
  • The Bible In High And Popular Culture
  • The Bible In Politics.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 147069
  • Product Code 0192853430
  • EAN 9780192853431
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date May 2000
  • Dimensions 179 x 113 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.160kg

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