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The Bible in American life

Author: Philip Goff; Arthur Emery Farnsley; Peter Johannes Thuesen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or inspired by God. At the same time, surveys have revealed gaps in these same Americans' biblical literacy. These discrepancies reveal the complex relationship between American Christians and Holy Writ, a subject that is widely acknowledged but rarely investigated. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bible in American life.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016032236
Named Person: John Eliot; John Eliot
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Goff; Arthur Emery Farnsley; Peter Johannes Thuesen
ISBN: 9780190468910 0190468912 9780190468927 0190468920
OCLC Number: 949911931
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 432 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Bible in American life today / Philip Goff, Arthur E. Farnsley II, Peter Thuesen --
America's first Bible : native uses, abuses, and reuses of the Indian Bible of 1663 / Linford D. Fisher --
The debate over prophetic evidence for the authority of the Bible in Cotton Mather's Biblia Americana / Jan Stievermann --
Navigating the loss of interpretive innocence : reading the "Enlightenment" Bible in early modern America / Robert E. Brown --
Reading the Bible in a Romantic era / Beth Barton Schweiger --
The origins of whiteness and the Black (Biblical) imagination : the Bible in the "slave narrative" tradition / Emerson B. Powery --
Biblical women in the woman's exponent : nineteenth-century Mormon women interpret the Bible / Amy Easton-Flake --
Scriptualizing religion and ethnicity : the Circle Seven Koran / Sylvester A. Johnson --
Reading the Bible in war and crisis to know the future / Matthew Avery Sutton --
Reference Bibles and interpretive authority / B.M. Pietsch --
The soul's train : the Bible and southern folk and popular music / Paul Harvey --
Where two or three are gathered : the adult Bible class movement and the social life of Scripture / Christopher D. Cantwell --
Thy Word is true : King James onlyism and the quest for certainty in American Evangelical life / Jason A. Hentschel --
Selling trust : the Living Bible and the business of biblicism / Daniel Vaca --
The Bible and the legacy of first wave feminism / Claudia Setzer --
Let us be attentive : the Orthodox Study Bible, converts, and the debate on orthodox lay uses of Scripture / Garrett Spivey --
The continuing distinctive role of the Bible in American lives : a comparative analysis / Corwin E. Smidt --
Emerging trends in American children's Bibles, 1990-2015 / Russell W. Dalton --
The curious case of the Christian Bible and the U.S. Constitution : challenges for educators teaching the Bible in a multi-religious context / John F. Kutsko --
Transforming practice : American Bible reading in digital culture / John B. Weaver --
Readers and their e-Bibles : the shape and authority of the hypertext canon / Bryan Bibb --
How American women and men read the Bible / Amanda Friesen --
Feels right exegesis : qualitative research on how millennials read the Bible / J. Derrick Lemons --
Crowning the King : the use of production and reception studies to determine the most popular English-language Bible translation in contemporary America / Paul C. Gutjahr --
Literalism as creativity : making a creationist theme park, reassessing a scriptural ideology / James S. Bielo --
The Bible in the Evangelical imagination / Daniel Silliman --
Feeling the word : sensing Scripture at Salvation Mountain / Sara M. Patterson --
The Bible : then and now / Mark Noll.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Goff, Arthur E. Farnsley II, Peter J. Thuesen.

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