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The Resource The Bible : a biography, Karen Armstrong

The Bible : a biography, Karen Armstrong

Label
The Bible : a biography
Title
The Bible
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text. She explores how "as the pragmatic scientific ethos of modernity took hold, scripture was read for the information that it imparted" and how, in the nineteenth century, historical criticism of the Bible caused greater fear than Darwinism.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
WIQ
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1944-
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Armstrong, Karen
Index
index present
LC call number
BS450
LC item number
.A763 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Books that changed the world series
Label
The Bible : a biography, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-277) and indexes
Contents
Torah -- Scripture -- Gospel -- Midrash -- Charity -- Lectio divina -- Sola scriptura -- Modernity
Control code
000273618
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9780871139696
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000273618
  • (OCoLC)173847668
Label
The Bible : a biography, Karen Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-277) and indexes
Contents
Torah -- Scripture -- Gospel -- Midrash -- Charity -- Lectio divina -- Sola scriptura -- Modernity
Control code
000273618
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
302 p.
Isbn
9780871139696
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000273618
  • (OCoLC)173847668

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