By J.W. Rogerson
An off-the-cuff reader enters a bookstore trying to find a Bible. even though, now not the entire Bibles on exhibit have an analogous contents! a few have extra books than others, a few are learn variants, a few use gender-free language. How did this take place? This creation works again throughout the procedures during which the Bible was once written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative by means of quite a few church buildings. the next issues are handled: what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the previous testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the hot testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The research of the Bible; using the Bible in Social, ethical and Political Questions. This up-to-date variation takes account of advancements in scholarship because the booklet was once first released in 1999 by way of Penguin. J. W. Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of religious study on the college of Sheffield and a Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral. His many guides conceal the old, geographical and social history to the outdated testomony, the background of biblical interpretation, and using the Bible in ethical, social, political and environmental concerns. Contents: Preface to the Revised version; Preface to the unique version; what's the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the previous testomony; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the hot testomony; The Canon of the Bible; The examine of the Bible; using the Bible; word list; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Endnotes.
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An Introduction to the Bible by J.W. Rogerson