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The Book of the People : How to Read the Bible

Author: A N Wilson
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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From renowned historian, biographer and novelist, A.N. Wilson, a deep personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A N Wilson
ISBN: 9780062433466 0062433466
OCLC Number: 922910331
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2015 by Atlantic Books"--Title page verso.
Description: 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: This Mountain --
The Vulgate of Experience --
Prophets --
Holy Wisdom --
Job --
Living in a Metaphor : Psalms --
The Rebirth of Images.
Other Titles: How to read the Bible
Responsibility: A.N. Wilson.

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From renowned historian, biographer and novelist, A.N. Wilson, a deep personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible. In The Book of the People, A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years: Martin Luther King was "reading the Bible" when he started the Civil Rights movement, and when Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was "reading the Bible." Wilson challenges the way fundamentalists--whether believers or non-believers--have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination. -- Provided by publisher.

A renowned historian, biographer, and novelist provides a deeply personal, literary, and historical exploration of the Bible.

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