The Bible for the Curious
A Brief Encounter
Philip R. Davies [+–]
University of Sheffield, (Emeritus)
This book is for anyone curious about the Bible: what it is, and what modern research reveals about it. Unlike most textbooks, it has no footnotes, avoids technical discussion as much as possible, and makes no assumptions about religious belief. Its aim is to introduce the contents a way that engages readers critically, and to persuade them that in a modern secular society this collection of ancient writings can still contribute to the way we think about history, philosophy and politics. It is a challenge to both those who regard it as ‘word of God’ and those who dismiss it as obsolete or myth or irrelevant.
Table of Contents
Part One: Bible Basics
Part Two: Stories of Israel
Part Three: Stories of Jesus Christ
Part Four: Ethics
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