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The secular Bible; why nonbelievers must take religion seriously.

9780521853149

The secular Bible; why nonbelievers must take religion seriously.

Berlinerblau, Jacques.

Cambridge U. Pr.

2005

217 pages

$55.00

Hardcover

BS1140

Because there are a lot of very devout religious people in the world, says Berlinerblau (comparative literature and languages, Hofstra U. and Jewish civilization, Georgetown U.), non-believers who know nothing about religion will have no warning or explanation when believers do unexpected things like fly airplanes into big buildings or decree when people can and cannot have babies. He offers a crash course on the composition and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, Jewish intermarriage, same-sex eroticism, and the Qur'an.

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