The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture
Sawyer, John, editor
Oxford: Blackwell, 2006 pp. xiii + 555. $149.95
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
Review by Dan W. Clanton Jr.
Citation: Dan W. Clanton Jr., review of John Sawyer, ed., The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).
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