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Description - Rescuing the Bible by Roland Boer

What is the future for the Bible, one of the most important books in the world? In this manifesto, Roland Boer explores the idea that the Bible is an unruly and uncontrollable text that has been colonized by church, synagogue, and state. * Powerfully argues that the Bible needs to be rescued from its abuse by the religious and political right * Considers the history of revolutionary readings of the Bible, from Gerrard Winstanley to the present * Urges a role for the Bible in a new "worldly left": an alliance between the religious and secular left that can promote more progressive readings of the text * Concludes by offering a "political myth" from the Bible that condemns oppression, imagines a better society and celebrates the biblical themes of opposition and chaos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405170208
ISBN-10: 1405170204
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roland Boer

Roland Boer is Reader in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University in Australia. He has written seven books on biblical, political and philosophical subjects.

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