The Tabloid Bible

The Tabloid Bible
Author: Nick Page
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 0664258433

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The Tabloid Bible is a fresh and funny take on biblical literacy. Humorist Nick Page, who happens to take the Bible very seriously, captures perfectly the deadpan style of popular, sensational tabloids found in supermarket checkout lanes everywhere in his retelling of major biblical events from Genesis to Revelation.

Simply the Bible

Simply the Bible
Author: Nick Page
Publsiher: Augsburg Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2019-05-22
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1506457975

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When it comes to the Bible, Nick Page is a bit of a pro. He is the author of more than eighty books, including the bestselling Tabloid Bible, The Bible Book, God's Dangerous Book, The One-Stop Bible Atlas, and...well, you get the idea! In Simply the Bible, he's teamed up with illustrator Jonathan Williams to bring you a clear, accessible, and fun little guide to the world's bestselling book. In this book, you'll find: 1) bite-sized introductions to every book of the Bible (with nibble-sized introductions to every book of the Apocrypha thrown in for free); 2) the lowdown on what happens in each book, why it matters, and who takes the starring roles; and 3) a whole lot more about the most important book ever written! Above all, you'll discover that the Bible was written by real people (with real problems) who faced exactly the same kind of questions we face today.

The Hidden Book in the Bible

The Hidden Book in the Bible
Author: Richard Elliott Friedman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2009-06-23
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780061952753

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Renowned biblical sleuth and scholar Richard Elliot Friedman reveals the first work of prose literature in the world-a 3000-year-old epic hidden within the books of the Hebrew Bible. Written by a single, masterful author but obscured by ancient editors and lost for millennia, this brilliant epic of love, deception, war, and redemption is a compelling account of humankind's complex relationship with God. Friedman boldly restores this prose masterpiece-the very heart of the Bible-to the extraordinary form in which it was originally written.

Culture Entertainment and the Bible

Culture  Entertainment  and the Bible
Author: George Aichele
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1997-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780567228789

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This topical volume deals with the adoption of biblical language and narrative and the presentation of 'biblical' images and themes in popular literature, art and mass media. The chapters, all written by experts in cultural studies of the Bible, explore how ideologies are produced, in various ways, when biblical texts are brought into play with each other, with other texts, and with the inevitable and continual demands for cultural and historical "translation"-or "recycling"-of the scriptures. The volume contains some theoretical reflections, but focuses on specific examples of cultural translation, and is directed primarily at advanced (graduate) students and scholars in biblical studies, popular studies, media studies, literature, and the arts, although some articles will also be of value and interest to introductory students and the general public. The contributors to this volume are Fiona Black, Susan Lochrie Graham, Chris Heard, Helen Leneman, Phyllis Silverman Kramer, Tina Pippin, Caroline Vader Stichele, Lori Rowlett, Erin Runions, Jan William Tarlin and Richard Walsh.

The Bible

The Bible
Author: Joe Kubert,Sheldon Mayer
Publsiher: DC Comics
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2020-09-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781401241766

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In 1975, DC Comics published a comics adaptation of the Bible as part of a series of tabloid-sized comic books. This first book in the projected series adapted the earliest chapters of the book of Genesis, including the stories of The Garden of Eden, the Flood, and Sodom and Gomorrah. While the adaptation never continued, this first volume has become something of a legend among collectors. Now, for the first time, DC reprints this hard-to-find classic in a deluxe hardcover edition.

A History of the Bible

A History of the Bible
Author: John Barton
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-06-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780698191587

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A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.

Mouseton Abbey

Mouseton Abbey
Author: Joanna Bicknell,Nick Page
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2013
Genre: Children's stories
ISBN: 1782355871

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An adorable tale about the mice of Mouseton Abbey! It's Cheesemas at Mouseton Abbey. And at Cheesemas, the Mouseton family pass around the Great Big Cheesy Diamond and everyone gets to make a wish. But this year, there's a problem.

The Bible and Empire

The Bible and Empire
Author: R. S. Sugirtharajah
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2005-06-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1139443704

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At a time of renewed interest in Empire, this stimulating volume explores the complex relationship between the Bible and the colonial enterprise, and examines some overlooked aspects of this relationship. These include unconventional retellings of the gospel story of Jesus by Thomas Jefferson and Raja Rammohun Roy; the fate of biblical texts when marshalled by Victorian preachers to strengthen British imperial intentions after the India uprising of 1857; the cultural-political use of the Christian Old Testament, first by the invaders to attack temple practices and rituals, then by the invaded to endorse the temple heritage scorned by missionaries; the dissident hermeneutics of James Long and William Colenso confronting and compromising with colonial ambitions; and finally the subtly seditious deployment of biblical citations in two colonial novels. This innovative book offers both practical and theoretical insights and provides compelling evidence of the continuing importance of postcolonial discourse for biblical studies.