By Jaroslav Pelikan
No publication has been extra pored over, has been the topic of extra remark and controversy, or had extra impression not just on our spiritual ideals but in addition on our tradition and language than the Bible. and positively no booklet has been as generally learn. yet how did the Bible develop into the booklet we all know it to be?
during this beautifully written background, Jaroslav Pelikan takes the reader during the reliable book’s evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral stories to its glossy lifestyles in a variety of iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible’s visual appeal in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of alternative Bibles and why sure books have been followed via definite religions and sects, in addition to the improvement of the printing press, the translation into smooth languages, and ranging faculties of serious scholarship.
either an everlasting paintings of scholarship and a desirable learn, Whose Bible Is It? might be eagerly welcomed by way of the numerous enthusiasts of Elaine Pagels’s books and Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries.
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