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How God became God : what scholars are really saying about God and the Bible

Author: Richard Smoley
Publisher: New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This epic, thrilling journey through Bible scholarship and ancient religion shows how much of Scripture is historically false--yet the ancient writings also resound with theologies that crisscrossed the primeval world and that direct us today toward a deep, inner, authentic experience of the truly sacred, "--Amazon.com.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Smoley
ISBN: 9780399185557 0399185550
OCLC Number: 953571203
Notes: "A TarcherPerigee Book."
Description: xxx, 286 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Groundwater: the problem of God --
The defective scripture: what we now know about the Bible --
The haze of legend: from the Flood to the Judges --
Monarchy, united and divided: from Saul to the fall of Israel --
Who was Yahweh? --
Fall and return: the exile and its aftermath --
Jesus in his context --
The life of Jesus: origins --
What Jesus taught --
The life of Jesus: the public career --
The birth of the Church --
Paul: the great apostle --
Revelation: the overthrow of the wicked angels --
The Master and two Marys --
Practical mysticism.
Responsibility: Richard Smoley.

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"This epic, thrilling journey through Bible scholarship and ancient religion shows how much of Scripture is historically false--yet the ancient writings also resound with theologies that crisscrossed the primeval world and that direct us today toward a deep, inner, authentic experience of the truly sacred, "--Amazon.com.

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