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The bible : the biography

Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2007.
Series: Books that shook the world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text. She explores how "as the pragmatic scientific ethos of modernity took  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 9781843543961 1843543966
OCLC Number: 145389817
Description: 302 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Torah --
Scripture --
Gospel --
Midrash --
Charity --
Lectio divina --
Sola scriptura --
Modernity.
Series Title: Books that shook the world.
Responsibility: Karen Armstrong.

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The Bible is a groundbreaking explanation and interpretation of the single most influential text of all time, by the world's foremost religious historian:'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson.  Read more...

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"'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson. 'A remarkable history... fascinating and highly readable... profoundly relevant.' Julie Wheelwright, Independent 'This book deserves nothing but praise.' Read more...

 
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