An Introduction to the Bible
By (author) J. W. Rogerson
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Introduction to the Bible by J. W. Rogerson
Book DescriptionA casual reader enters a bookshop looking for a Bible. However, not all the Bibles on display have the same contents! Some have more books than others, some are study editions, some use gender-free language. How did this come about? This Introduction works back through the processes by which the Bible was written, transmitted, copied and declared to be authoritative by various churches. The following topics are dealt with: What is the Bible?; How Biblical Writers Wrote; The Making of the Old Testament; The Making of the Apocrypha; The Making of the New Testament; The Canon of the Bible; The Study of the Bible; The Use of the Bible in Social, Moral and Political Questions. This updated edition takes account of developments in scholarship since the book was first published in 1999 by Penguin. The original edition has been translated into Spanish and Portuguese.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845530396
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. W. Rogerson
In Search of Philip R.Davies, Hardback (July 2012)
The breadth of this volume aims to reflect the scope, interest, and influence of Professor Davies from the last 30 years.
City in Biblical Perspective, Hardback (January 2010)
Explores the archaeological and social backgrounds to cities in the biblical world and draws out the implications of the deliberate ambiguities in the biblical text. This book asks whether and how the Bible can provide resources for the city, in a world in which the majority of earth's burgeoning population is located in cities.
Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, Paperback (February 2008)
This authoritative survey of original research in Biblical Studies will be invaluable to scholars and students, who need to command linguistic, historical, literary, and philosophical skills. Forty-five original contributions by leading figures in the discipline review and analyse current thinking and examine the progress and direction of debates.
According to the Scriptures?, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by J. W. Rogerson
Sketches the history of the use of the Bible in social, moral and political questions from the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, to the modern day. This book then looks at some case studies, including human and sexual relationships, life issues, attitudes to lawful authority, and the charging of interest.
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Author Biography - J. W. Rogerson
J. W. Rogerson is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and a Canon Emeritus of Sheffield Cathedral. His many publications cover the historical, geographical and social background to the Old Testament, the history of biblical interpretation, and the use of the Bible in moral, social, political and environmental issues.
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