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The rise and fall of the Bible : the unexpected history of an accidental book

Author: Timothy K Beal
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An acclaimed author takes readers back to early Christianity to ask how a box of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has created Biblezines and Manga Bibles is selling down the Bible's sacred capital
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy K Beal
ISBN: 9780151013586 0151013586
OCLC Number: 820700154
Description: ix, 244 s. : ill. ; 22 cm
Contents: The end of the Word as we know it : a personal introduction. Magic 8 ball Bible ; The rise of a cultural icon ; The way of salvation ; So long, Judas ; The course of this book ; My utmost, revisited --
The greatest story ever sold. Sodom and Gomorrah equals love ; Biblical consumerism ; Expectations of Biblical proportions ; By whose authority? --
Biblical values. Felt needs ; Values added ; Finding your niche ; Necessary supplements ; If that's what it means, why doesn't it say so? ; Manga Bibles ; A different cookie --
Twilight of the idol. The evangelical dilemma ; Selling out ; Type's setting ; Distress crop ; Behold your God --
What would Jesus read? Jesus sings ; Christianity before the Bible ; No original ; No canon ; Early Christian network society --
The story of the Good Book. Remembering what's lost ; Scrolling down to the book ; Scattered throughout the whole world ; After Gutenberg ; Multiplying the leaves ; Lost in translations ; Not a rock but a river --
Library of questions. Mark Twain's drugstore ; Letting suffering speak ; Trials of God ; Weak rope theory ; Is the Bible a failure? ; Faith in ambiguity ; Nothing but a burning light ; The Bible by the side of the road --
And I feel fine. Cracking the binding ; Loose canon ; Back to the future ; Living conversations ; Seeds to go around ; Word without end
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An acclaimed author takes readers back to early Christianity to ask how a box of handwritten scrolls became the Bible, and forward to see how the multibillion-dollar business that has created Biblezines and Manga Bibles is selling down the Bible's sacred capital

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