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The Bible : a biography / Karen Armstrong.

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Robertson Library BD450.A763 2007 37348006994255 STACKS Available -
Subject: Bible > History.
Bible > Influence.

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  • ISBN: 9780871139696
  • ISBN: 0871139693
  • Physical Description: 302 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly ; 2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-277) and indexes.
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.
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