The Book of the People Paperback

How to Read the Bible

by A. N. Wilson;


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The Book of the People

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A. N. Wilson has been thinking about the Bible, and reading it, since he read theology for a year at university. Martin Luther King was 'reading the Bible' when he started the Civil Rights movement. When Michelangelo painted the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was 'reading the Bible'. In The Book of the People A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years. He challenges the way fundamentalists - whether believers or non-believers - have misused the Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the imagination.

The Book of the People by A. N. Wilson was published by Atlantic Books in March 2016. The ISBN for The Book of the People is 9781848879614.

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Page last updated 11th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAtlantic Books (March 2016)
EditionMain
Weight222g
Number of Pages224
Thickness17 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9781848879614
ISBN-10184887961X
Product Code4375465
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