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A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths by [Barton, John]
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As eminently readable as the best of travelogues, it floods with light a subject too often regarded by many as a closed book. ... With emotional and psychological insight, Barton unlocks this sleeping giant of our culture. In the process, he has produced a masterpiece. ... If it can only be liberated from such a straitjacket and allowed to become its full self, the Bible might just chime once more in a sceptical age. Barton's extraordinary tour de force is the first book I have ever read that makes that feel possible. (Peter Stanford Sunday Times)

A superb overview ... Barton wears his erudition lightly, but even for those deeply familiar with the Bible there is much here to be learnt (Bart D Ehrman Telegraph)

John Barton has written a wise and eminently sane book about a book which has inspired both insanity and wisdom. It is a landmark in the field, and it will do great good (Diarmaid MacCulloch)

Belief in the Bible as 'the preserved word of God' is prevalent in many sections of the Christian Church, but it is one Barton sets out to challenge in this calm and magisterial work (Richard Holloway Spectator)

This magisterial account of the book and its history ... is the book to hurl at the new atheists who quote from the embarrassing bits of the Old Testament to discredit the God project. ... It's fascinating. (Melanie McDonagh Evening Standard)

Barton is a sure-footed guide ... A serious book for serious readers. In it they will find all they want and much more, lucidly set out and explained (Richard Harries Literary Review)

Hugely important ... This very readable and judicious work should be a must for preachers, teachers, and all who are serious about the Bible's place in their religion. (Anthony Phillips Church Times)

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A uniquely ambitious study of the Bible's creation- how it came to be written, how its contents were selected - and how it really relates to the religions that endorse it.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20966 KB
  • Print Length: 606 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (4 April 2019)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07KMQDKY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #28,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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