The Writing on the Wall Hardback
High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible
by Maggi Dawn;
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The Writing on the Wall
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THE WRITING ON THE WALL provides a fascinating introduction to the Bible's best-known, and most influential, stories. Each chapter gives the full text of a story from the Bible and explains its original significance, then shows how this story has become enmeshed in Western culture. Adam and Eve, the ten plagues of Egypt, The Prodigal Son and Mary Magdalene all feature - along with how the Bible has influenced everyone from Shakespeare to Ian McEwan, and The Beatles to Monty Python. FIFTY BIBLE STORIES EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW opens up not just the Bible but also much of popular culture, and is for the everyday reader as well as the churchgoer.
The Writing on the Wall by Maggi Dawn was published by Hodder & Stoughton in June 2010 and is our 29160th best seller. The ISBN for The Writing on the Wall is 9780340980033.
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The Writing On The WallSimon Iredale, via The Good Book Stall
It is sometimes a surprise to recall that the teachings of Jesus, his vivid stories about idle servants, scary kings and landlords, seasons and festivals, even down to the very stuff of life – bread, wine, shelter, work – were not received as great theological truths by their first hearers. They were simply stories about the world and the culture they knew. However, through them, God’s wisdom and kingdom were revealed. Hence, every generation has to ‘earth’ the teachings of Christ in the experiences of their own culture so that we, too, might have the same experience of recognition and understanding. Maggi Dawn’s book contributes greatly to this perennial need.
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Details for The Writing on the Wall
|Author / Artist||Maggi Dawn|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (June 2010)|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Page last updated||19th September 2017|