How to Read the Bible

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - Religion - 134 pages
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The How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. These books use excerpts from the major texts to explain essential topics, such as the definition and role of God in the Bible, the most influential book in human history.

The trouble with reading the Bible is that it claims to be God's autobiography; so the first thing readers must do is decide what they understand about God and how they are going to interpret his role in the rambling library of books that claims his authorship. Richard Holloway offers a usefully dialectical approach to this central question that will allow unbelievers as well as believers to profit from a study of the most influential book in human history.

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User Review  - Jarkko Laine - Goodreads

This book is a part of my long process to try and understand Christianity and the Bible, so I will be able to decide this book's importance only after a lot of more thinking and reading. For now ... Read full review



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Richard Holloway is a former Bishop of Edinburgh and Gresham Professor of Divinity. Now a writer and broadcaster, he is the author of more than twenty books, including, Godless Morality (1999), Doubts and Loves (2001) and Looking in the Distance (2004). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council.

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