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July Books 8) The Bible: The Biography, by Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong's books about religion have not always worked for me, but this one did the trick - a fairly intense account of how we think the books of the Bible came to be written, and how they have then been used by Jewish and Christian believers over the centuries. Most of it was material with which I was already familiar, but presented in quite and intense and engaging format. I had not previously considered Wycliffe's links with the scholastic philosophers (which perhaps shows how little I had previously thought about him at all). Not really a book for beginners but an interesting perspective for readers who already know a bit about the subject.
Tags: bookblog 2012, life: religion, writer: karen armstrong
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