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Zombies, unicorns, cannibals : strange tales from the Bible

Author: Sébastien Doane
Publisher: New York ; New Jersey : Paulist Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Searching for a way to entice youth into reading the Bible, teacher and scholar Sébastien Doane, whose expertise and passion lies in biblical literature, reveals the strange and weird tales that comprise a good portion of biblical narratives: cannibals and zombies for sure, but also pregnant women combating seven-headed dragons, a ménages à trois, "gang bangs", excrement strewn over peoples' faces, and slaves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sébastien Doane
ISBN: 9780809154050 0809154056 9782896884834 2896884831
OCLC Number: 1030302655
Notes: Originally published by Novalis Publishing Inc.
Description: 142 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The Old Testament --
A Biblical "ménage à trois" --
Jacob, the first geneticist --
A cougar has her eye on Joseph --
Protected by the blood of the foreskin --
How to test your wife's fidelity --
A talkative donkey experiences God --
Stopping the sun to condemn Galileo --
A daughter sacrificed for victory --
Gang banging and dismemberment --
Cannibals in the Bible --
Who killed Goliath: David or Elhanan? --
Laughing at a prophet's baldness --
Punishing his people and torturing prostitutes --
Divine punishment and manure --
Ah! The joy of crushing the heads of babies! --
Is an evil man better than a good woman? --
How to find unicorns in the Bible --
The New Testament --
Saint Joseph's two fathers --
Was Jesus against public prayer? --
Hating relatives to follow Jesus --
The most beautiful story of the Bible almost did not make it in --
The adulterous woman: A Biblical account? --
Entering Jerusalem seated on two donkeys --
Who carried the cross? --
The crucifixion: Abandonment and revelation --
Zombies walking through Jerusalem --
Women deacons, and bishops with children --
Should women be silent? --
Slaves, obey your masters! --
A pregnant woman fights a dragon --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Strange tales from the Bible
Responsibility: Sébastien Doane.

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"Searching for a way to entice youth into reading the Bible, teacher and scholar Sébastien Doane, whose expertise and passion lies in biblical literature, reveals the strange and weird tales that comprise a good portion of biblical narratives: cannibals and zombies for sure, but also pregnant women combating seven-headed dragons, a ménages à trois, "gang bangs", excrement strewn over peoples' faces, and slaves owned by Christians. But Doane does not just repeat biblical texts; he puts them into their historical and literary contexts, and offers personal reflections that connect the messages found in these passages to relevant contemporary issues in society. Intriguing and entertaining, the book also serves as a lesson in how to read the Bible, not through a literal sense, but by reading it from the moral, spiritual, and allegorical senses in which they were written. In the end, Doane helps readers to interact with the biblically bizarre, launching them into a quest to find meaning in our sacred texts."--

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