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The Resource The bible : the biography, Karen Armstrong

The bible : the biography, Karen Armstrong

Label
The bible : the biography
Title
The bible
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Karen Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Bible, the single work at the heart of Christianity, is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. Translated into over two thousand languages, it is also the world's most widely distributed book, and a perennial best seller. At least twenty-five million copies were sold in the United States in 2005 alone." "But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Made up of sixty-six "books" written by various authors and divided into two testaments, its contents have changed over the centuries. The Bible has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects. In this informative and engaging account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, and life of history's most powerful book. She analyzes the climate in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text. She explores how scripture came to be read for the information it imparted and how, in the nineteenth century; challenges to the historical accuracy of the Bible caused as much concern as Darwin's theory of evolution. A brilliant and eye-opening book, Armstrong's history of the Bible is crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism." --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1944-
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Armstrong, Karen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Books that shook the world
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Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
The bible : the biography, Karen Armstrong
Instantiates
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781843543961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)145389817
Label
The bible : the biography, Karen Armstrong
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9781843543961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)145389817

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