The Bible

A Biography
Product Number: EB00663591
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555849245
Please log in to view pricing

Description

As the single work at the heart of Christianity, the world's largest organized religion, the Bible is the spiritual guide for one out of every three people in the world. It is also the world's most widely distributed book and its best-selling, with an estimated six billion copies sold in the last two hundred years. But the Bible is a complex work with a complicated and obscure history. Its contents have changed over the centuries, it has been transformed by translation and, through interpretation, has developed manifold meanings to various religions, denominations, and sects. In this seminal account, acclaimed historian Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life, and afterlife of history's most powerful book. Armstrong analyzes the social and political situation in which oral history turned into written scripture, how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, and how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text, and how its interpretation changed over time. Armstrong's history of the Bible is a brilliant, captivating book, crucial in an age of declining faith and rising fundamentalism.

x-large
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Nov 18, 2008

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Narrator(s): Josephine Bailey
Product Number DD19381
Released: Nov 27, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400103942
eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Narrator(s): Josephine Bailey
Product Number Z100090997
Released: Mar 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400123940

Sign up for our email newsletter