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The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture
Sawyer, John, editor

Oxford: Blackwell, 2006 pp. xiii + 555. $149.95

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Blackwell Companions to Religion Series

Description: The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture provides readers with a concise, readable and scholarly introduction to twenty-first century approaches to the Bible. * Consists of 30 articles written by distinguished specialists from around the world * Draws on interdisciplinary and international examples to explore how the Bible has impacted on all the major social contexts where it has been influential - ancient, medieval and modern, world-wide * Gives examples of how the Bible has influenced literature, art, music, history, religious studies, politics, ecology and sociology * Each article is accompanied by a comprehensive bibliography * Offers guidance on how to read the Bible and its many interpretations.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches

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Review by Dan W. Clanton Jr.
Published 6/30/2007
Citation: Dan W. Clanton Jr., review of John Sawyer, ed., The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2007).

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