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    DescriptionIt is sometimes said that the Bible is one of the most unread books in the world, yet has been a major force in the development of Western culture and continues to exert an enormous influence over many people's lives. This Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations. It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the role of Biblical criticism, the appropriation of the Bible in high and popular culture, and its use for political ends. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    The Bible
    Subtitle
    A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Riches
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192853431
    ISBN 10: 0192853430
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    DC22: 220.61
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL070000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBGEN
    DC22: 220.6/1
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBIBEXE
    LC classification: BS445 .R53 2000, BS445.R53
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    black and white halftones and line drawings
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Riches is Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow. His published work includes The World of Jesus: First Century Judaism in Crisis and A Century of New Testament Study.
    Review quote
    John Riche's more postage-stamp-sized The Bible offers a balanced, scholarly overview. The Independent, 22/12/2001
    Table of contents
    1. WHO READS THE BIBLE?; 2. HOW THE BIBLE WAS WRITTEN; 3. THE MAKING OF THE BIBLE; 4. THE BIBLE IN THE WORLD OF THE BELIEVERS; 5. THE BIBLE AND ITS CRITICS; 6. THE BIBLE IN THE NON-WESTERN WORLD; 7. THE BIBLE IN HIGH AND POPULAR CULTURE; 8. THE BIBLE IN POLITICS; 9. CONCLUSION; FURTHER READING; INDEX