The Bible

作者: John Riches Oxford University Press, USA

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The Bible
It is sometimes said that the Bible is one of the most unread books in the world, yet has been a major force in the development of Western culture and continues to exert an enormous influence over many people's lives.  This Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures and attempts to explain why it has generated such a rich variety of uses and interpretations.  It explores how the Bible was written, the development of the canon, the ...