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The Bible for grown-ups

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Lovedays case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive. Matthew Parris The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthews account of the birth of Jesus so different from Lukes? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter? Every Biblical author wrote for their own time, and their own audience. In short, nothing in the Bible is quite what it seems. Literary critic Simon Lovedays book a labour of love that has taken over a decade to write is a thrilling read, for Christians and anyone else, which will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Good Book.

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ISBN-10:
1785782630
ISBN-13:
9781785782633
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Lovedays case is that the mantle of historical truth and divine authority has placed upon the Bible an intolerable weight, crushing it as a creative work of immense imaginative and inspirational power. His argument is both fascinating and persuasive. Matthew Parris The Bible for Grown-Ups neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthews account of the birth of Jesus so different from Lukes? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter? Every Biblical author wrote for their own time, and their own audience. In short, nothing in the Bible is quite what it seems. Literary critic Simon Lovedays book a labour of love that has taken over a decade to write is a thrilling read, for Christians and anyone else, which will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Good Book.

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1785782630
ISBN-13:
9781785782633
Publisher:
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