Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible

Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible

by Douglas E. Adams, Doug Adams
     
 

The Bible is funny! Very funny, according to Douglas Adams. In this book, Adams demonstrates how readers can discover this often-neglected humor looking at the Bible as a whole and seeing biblical stories with all their rough edges--the unethical and ambiguous characters, the unsolved problems, and the surprising endings. Adams argues that by missing the humor and

Overview

The Bible is funny! Very funny, according to Douglas Adams. In this book, Adams demonstrates how readers can discover this often-neglected humor looking at the Bible as a whole and seeing biblical stories with all their rough edges--the unethical and ambiguous characters, the unsolved problems, and the surprising endings. Adams argues that by missing the humor and irony of the Bible, readers often miss intended meanings as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664256937
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
140
Sales rank:
783,680
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Douglas Adams served as Professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California until his death in 2007.

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