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The Bible : a very short introduction / John Riches.

By: Riches, John, 1939-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions ; 14.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000Description: 160 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780192853431.Subject(s): Bible -- Introductions | Bible -- Use | | | April2016DDC classification: 220.61
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Index : p. 149-160.

Bibliography : p. 143-147.

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.

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