The Bible for Grown-ups

The Bible for Grown-ups

A New Look at the Good Book

Book - 2016
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'The Bible for Grown-Ups' neither requires, nor rejects, belief. It sets out to help intelligent adults make sense of the Bible - a book that is too large to swallow whole, yet too important in our history and culture to spit out. Why do the creation stories in Genesis contradict each other? Did the Exodus really happen? Was King David a historical figure? Why is Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus so different from Luke's? Why was St Paul so rude about St Peter?
Publisher: London :, Icon Books Ltd,, 2016
ISBN: 9781785781315
1785781316
Call Number: 220.6 L9419b
Characteristics: xv, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm

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Oct 13, 2017

An excellent read! Lovejoy brings a scholar's focus to bear on the ancient book that underpins so much of the modern world. Many of his arguments have been made before, but rarely have they been presented with such clarity. The author's unfortunate use of a tone of triumph as he discloses each point will put off some readers, though there is much here to recommend this book to a wide audience.

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