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Why does the film Magnolia end in a downpour of frogs?

Is the serpent in the Garden of Eden the devil or just a snake?

How do people use the Bible to argue different sides of today's most controversial issues?

Why did Metallica's bass player name their song “Creeping Death” after watching The Ten Commandments?

Where does the fish symbol of the Christian faith come from?

Who is the lamb with seven horns and seven eyes who opens the seven seals of a cosmic scroll?

Without either promoting or undermining specific beliefs, religious studies professor Kristin Swenson offers an intelligent, humorous, highly accessible, engaging, and illuminating guide to the Bible—incorporating biblical scholarship with contemporary pop culture references to help readers better understand the most talked about book of all time.

About the Author

Kristin Swenson teaches religious studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her books include Living Through Pain: Psalms and the Search for Wholeness and What Is Religious Studies?.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061728266
Subtitle:
Making Sense of the Most Talked About Book of All Time
Author:
Swenson, Kristin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Biblical Studies - General
Subject:
Bible - General
Subject:
Religion Western-Bible Reference
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20110315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 9 x 0.25 in 14.56 oz

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