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The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.
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As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the worlds largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the worlds most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Its contents have changed over the centuries, it has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects.

In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of historys 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 Christianitys sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time. Armstrongs history of the Bible is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

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As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the worlds largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the worlds most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Its contents have changed over the centuries, it has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects.

In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of historys 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 Christianitys sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time. Armstrongs history of the Bible is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

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ISBN:
9780802143846
Author:
Armstrong, Karen
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
Subject:
Biblical Studies - Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Books That Changed the World
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 9 oz

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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.

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As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the worlds largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the worlds most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Its contents have changed over the centuries, it has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects.

In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of historys 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 Christianitys sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time. Armstrongs history of the Bible is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

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