The Bible: The Basics

The Bible: The Basics

by John Barton
     
 

The Bible: The Basics is an introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives and images. This guide addresses both aspects of the Bible's character by exploring: the rich variety of literary forms, from poetry to prophecy and

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The Bible: The Basics is an introduction to the Bible as both a sacred text, central to the faith of millions, and a classic work of Western literature, containing a tapestry of genres, voices, perspectives and images. This guide addresses both aspects of the Bible's character by exploring: the rich variety of literary forms, from poetry to prophecy and epistles to apocalypses; the historical, geographic and social context of the Bible; contemporary attitudes to the Bible held by believers and non-believers; and the status of biblical interpretation today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415411356
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Series:
Basics Series
Pages:
200

Table of Contents

1 The Bible in the modern world 1

2 The nature of the Bible 21

3 Major genres 48

4 Religious themes 79

5 The Bible and history 109

6 The social world of the Bible 134

7 Biblical interpretation today 156

Bibliography 178

Index 183

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