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By Michael J. Gorman

ISBN-10: 0801046424

ISBN-13: 9780801046421

such a lot Bible introductions are the fabricated from a unmarried individual or current just one point of view. Written by way of and for individuals from quite a few religion traditions, this certain advent represents the paintings of fifteen Protestant and Catholic scholars--all participants of an identical theological college, yet representing a variety of backgrounds and approaches.

Part I introduces the Bible itself: its library-like personality; its geography, heritage, and archaeology; the books of every testomony; very important noncanonical books; the Bible's a variety of Jewish and Christian varieties; and its transmission and translation.

Part II covers the translation of the Bible at quite a few instances, in a variety of traditions, and for varied purposes: within the premodern interval and within the glossy and postmodern eras, together with fresh serious, theological, and ideological techniques; in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and African-American church buildings; and for religious development, social justice, and Christian team spirit. providing invaluable perception into how Christians (and others) have agreed and disagreed of their ways to the Bible, it offers scholars with a transparent, succinct advent to Scripture as divine and human word.

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