Whose Bible is it Anyway? Paperback

by Philip R. Davies;

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Whose Bible is it Anyway?

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Do religious writings make sense to any reader who does not accept the reality of the deities to which they refer? Do Christians understand the Old Testament better than the Jews understand their Bible? The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice, but as an object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole., and as such can function in theory and practice as a secular discourse. A number of exegetical studies suggests that a genuinely academic discourse about biblical writings - one that distances itself from received canons of interpretation - can expose a subtext of deceit within the Creation narratives, re-conceptualize the relationship between Abraham and his deity, reveal lament psalms as texts of oppression, and identify the death of Daniel's God. In a new chapter, Davies evaluates how the film Monty Python's Life of Brian contributes to 'Life of Jesus' research. Here is a challenge to conventional biblical scholarship and a bid to define and establish a genuine academic discipline of biblical studies.

Whose Bible is it Anyway? by Philip R. Davies was published by Continuum in May 2004 and is our 60712th best seller. The ISBN for Whose Bible is it Anyway? is 9780567080738.

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Details for Whose Bible is it Anyway?

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (May 2004)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages160
Thickness9 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1152167
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