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The Bible

A Biography
Armstrong, Karen (Book - 2007 )
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Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text. She explores how "as the pragmatic scientific ethos of modernity took hold, scripture was read for the information that it imparted" and how, in the nineteenth century, historical criticism of the Bible caused greater fear than Darwinism.--From publisher description.
Authors: Armstrong, Karen, 1944-
Title: The Bible
a biography
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly ; [Berkeley, Calif.?] : Distributed by Group West, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 302 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Karen Armstrong
Contents: Torah
Scripture
Gospel
Midrash
Charity
Lectio divina
Sola scriptura
Modernity
Summary: Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text. She explores how "as the pragmatic scientific ethos of modernity took hold, scripture was read for the information that it imparted" and how, in the nineteenth century, historical criticism of the Bible caused greater fear than Darwinism.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 9780871139696
0871139693
Branch Call Number: 220 A736b 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-277) and indexes
Subject Headings: Bible Influence Bible History
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. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text.

Religious historian Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book.


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