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The origins of the Bible

Author: Theodore Gerald Soares
Publisher: New York ; London : Harper, ©1941.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Story of how the Bible developed out of the religious experiences of ancient Israel and the early Christians.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Gerald Soares
OCLC Number: 1485111
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 277 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. How the Bible began --
II. Early myth and ritual --
III. The common law --
IV. The pre-biblical writings --
V. Two stories of the past --
VI. Sermon publication --
VII. The southern book of the law --
VIII. The northern book of the law --
IX. North and south come together --
X. A religious philosophy of history --
XI. From ritual to law book --
XII. Exile songs of grief and hope --
XIII. The law of Moses --
XIV. The temple hymn book --
XV. The idealization of history --
XVI. Three philosophies of life --
XVII. Literature of crisis --
XVIII. The twilight of inspiration --
XIX. Why the Old Testament closed --
XX. The Jew learns Greek --
XXI. How the New Testament began --
XXII. Missionary correspondence --
XXIII. Written gospels --
XXIV. The first Christian history --
XXV. Excursus: the synoptic problem --
XXVI. Messages to the persecuted --
XXVII. The problem of the Jewish Bible --
XXVIII. The mystical gospel --
XXIX. The latest books --
XXX. Why the New Testament closed.
Responsibility: by Theodore Gerald Soares.

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Story of how the Bible developed out of the religious experiences of ancient Israel and the early Christians.

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