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The Resource A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton

A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton

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A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book
Title
A history of the Bible
Title remainder
the story of the world's most influential book
Statement of responsibility
John Barton
Title variation
history of the Bible
Title variation remainder
the story of the worlds most influential book
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Language
eng
Summary
The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of the text. Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. He argues that it must be read in its historical context-- from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. -- adapted from jacket
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10762693
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Barton, John
Dewey number
220.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS445
LC item number
.B328 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
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the story of the world's most influential book
Label
A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Bible today -- The Old Testament. Ancient Israel : history and language ; Hebrew narrative ; Law and wisdom ; Prophecy ; Poems and psalms -- The New Testament. Christian beginnings ; Letters ; Gospels -- The Bible and its texts. From books to scripture ; Christians and their books ; Official and unofficial texts ; Biblical manuscripts -- The meanings of the Bible. The theme of the Bible ; Rabbis and church fathers ; The middle ages ; The reformation and its readings ; Since the enlightenment ; Translating the Bible -- Conclusion : The Bible and faith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 613 pages
Isbn
9780525428770
Lccn
2019022727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1099779361
  • (OCoLC)1099779361
Label
A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book, John Barton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Bible today -- The Old Testament. Ancient Israel : history and language ; Hebrew narrative ; Law and wisdom ; Prophecy ; Poems and psalms -- The New Testament. Christian beginnings ; Letters ; Gospels -- The Bible and its texts. From books to scripture ; Christians and their books ; Official and unofficial texts ; Biblical manuscripts -- The meanings of the Bible. The theme of the Bible ; Rabbis and church fathers ; The middle ages ; The reformation and its readings ; Since the enlightenment ; Translating the Bible -- Conclusion : The Bible and faith
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 613 pages
Isbn
9780525428770
Lccn
2019022727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1099779361
  • (OCoLC)1099779361

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