Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries
By (author) Eric S. Christianson
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Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries by Eric S. Christianson
Book DescriptionOver the centuries, Ecclesiastes has influenced a number of diverse areas of life and thought. Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries assesses the fascinating effects of the book on the culture of the various times in religion, art, and social thought. * Explores a fascinating range of Jewish and Christian readings * Features engaging and unusual examples from art, music, literature and history: from Thackeray and Orwell, to Salvador Dali's Illustrated Bible, to the inflammatory exposition of Ecclesiastes at the funeral of Queen Mary * This is the third Old Testament volume published in the innovative Blackwell Bible Commentaries series * The series is supported by a website at www.bbibcomm.net
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631225294
(236mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ecclesiastes Through the Centuries, Paperback (April 2012)
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Author Biography - Eric S. Christianson
Eric S. Christianson is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Chester. He is author of A Time to Tell: Narrative Strategies in Ecclesiastes (1988) and co-editor of Cinema Divinite: Religion, Theology and the Bible in Film (2005). He is co-founder of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Popular Culture at the University of Chester and maintains the website for the Blackwell Bible Commentary Series (http://bbibcomm.net).
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