From Adam to Armageddon: A Survey of the Bible / Edition 5

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A uniquely concise book for surveys of the Bible, FROM ADAM TO ARMAGEDDON, 5th Edition offers a clear and readily accessible introduction to the Bible. Reflective of the typical mainstream methods and analyses of contemporary academic religious studies, this book offers your students an even-handed look at both the grand gestures and key nuances of the Bible's text and history, encouraging them to develop their own critical appreciations of the book.
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Editorial Reviews

White (San Jose State University) and Wilson (Emory University) offer information and analysis to help readers understand the Bible as a religious, historical, and literary work. They discuss the various individual segments of the Bible in their historical chronology, and show the interrelationships between works produced at different times in history. Chapters also discuss preparations for Biblical study, the rise of Judaism and its relationship to Christianity, and the Apocrypha. Nine maps and a glossary are also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534525866
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Benton White (M.Th., Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary) was a founding faculty member of the Religious Studies Program at San Jose State University and Coordinator of the Program until his retirement in 1992. He was also an Adjunct Faculty member in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University from 1993 to 2002.

Walter T. Wilson (Ph.D. University of Chicago) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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Table of Contents

Prelude. 1. Preparing for the Study. 2. "In the Beginning…" 3. Shaping the Future: Becoming a Nation. 4. The Prophets. 5. From National to World Religion. 6. The Late Hebrew Bible Period. Interlude: The Apocrypha. 7. Christianity: A Sect Within Judaism. 8. The Synoptic Gospels: Stories About Jesus. 9. The Letters of Paul. 10. Other Letters and a Sermon. 11. In the Name of John. Postlude. Glossary. Index. Maps.
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