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The Secular Bible

By Jacques Berlinerblau

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In The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously, Jacques Berlinerblau explores the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, though an explicitly critical and secular perspective, reviewing how it has been interpreted from antiquity to today and how these interpretations impact our current political debates. In separate chapters, he looks at how the Bible continues to be invoked in disputes about Jewish identity, intermarriage, and about homosexuality - offering secular readers background and ideas for joining conversations about scripture. Finally, he suggests ways in which secularists in all countries need to pose such questions about all sacred texts and religious phenomena. Cumulatively, the book is a first attempt to re-invigorate a once-estimable secular, intellectual tradition.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> Bibles

The Secular Bible
Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 9/5/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511252927
ISBN 13: 9780511252921
Print ISBN: 9780521853149

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