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BOOK OF THE PEOPLE: How to Read the Bible

A. N. WILSON    Book Number: 82293    Product format: Paperback

Our modern polymath turns his hand to how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible over the centuries, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, this is a deeply personal look at his faith and how it has shaped his life. Wilson believes that the Bible remains relevant even in a large secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone. The book takes a seven-fold form and in the first chapter he explains why the Quest for the Historical Jesus is a dead end that can only lead nowhere. The Bible was not written by authors with our modern sense of historical accuracy and much of it is deeply literary. He also looks at the Jewish concept of God which was different from that of other peoples, sections of Scripture known as the Prophets and how the Bible has affected human life and those who have heard and acted upon its words since the first handing-down of the traditions. A work of genius, 212pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781848879614
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