Description - The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture by John F. A. Sawyer
The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture provides readers with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction to twenty-first century approaches to the Bible. * Consists of 30 articles written by distinguished specialists from around the world* Draws on interdisciplinary and international examples to explore how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contexts where it has been influential - ancient, medieval and modern, world-wide* Gives examples of how the Bible has influenced literature, art, music, history, religious studies, politics, ecology and sociology* Each article is accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography* Offers guidance on how to read the Bible and its many interpretations
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Author Biography - John F. A. Sawyer
John F. A. Sawyer is Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Newcastle University and of Biblical and Jewish Studies at Lancaster. He is a noted linguist and Hebrew Bible scholar, and the author of numerous books in the field. He is also co-editor of the Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religion (2001), and (with Christopher Rowland, Judith Kovacs and David Gunn) of the reception-history-based Blackwell Bible Commentary Series (visit www.bbibcomm.net).