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From Adam to Armageddon: A Survey of the Bibleby J. Benton White
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Book News Annotation:
Despite the fact that the Bible informs the majority of Western literature and is a significant influence on many aspects of Western history, many undergraduates have never seen a Bible outside of a bureau drawer in a hotel room. White (San Jose State U.) and Wilson (Emory U.) give an overview of the content of each book, giving its historical contexts, its relevance to the development of the Judeo- Christian tradition, and its relationships to other books. The 11 chapters (including one double-sized chapter on the Synoptic Gospels) include study questions, suggested readings (updated for this edition), and maps. The publisher also provides a related web site.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About 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.
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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