A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2000
It is sometimes said that the Bible is one of the most unread books in the world, yet has been a major force in the development of Western culture and continues to exert an enormous influence over many people's lives. This Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bibleby different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations. It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, andits use for political ends.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000
Branch Call Number: 220.61 Ric 3565li 1
Characteristics: 157 p. :,ill. --