The Bible: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

A Very Short Introduction

by John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow);


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The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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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 Bible by 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, and its use for political ends.

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction by John Riches (Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism, University of Glasgow) was published by Oxford University Press in February 2000 and is our 28560th best seller. The ISBN for The Bible: A Very Short Introduction is 9780192853431.

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Page last updated 25th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (February 2000)
Weight134g
Number of Pages176
Thickness12 mm
Height179 mm
Width113 mm
ISBN9780192853431
ISBN-100192853430
Product Code5518
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