Douglas & McIntyre
The Bible

Book details:

October 2007
ISBN 978-1-55365-263-2
Hardcover
6" x 9"
224 pages
Nonfiction
$26.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

The Bible

A Biography

<p>0 The Bible is the most read book in history. It has been translated into more than two thousand languages and sold at least six billion copies in the last two hundred years alone. Made up of sixty-six "books" divided into two Testaments, this complex


'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson.

"The Bible" is a groundbreaking explanation of the single most influential text of all time, by the world's leading (and best-selling) religious historian

The Bible is the most widely distributed book in the world. Translated into over two thousand languages, it is estimated that more than six billion copies have been sold in the last two hundred years alone. A work made up of sixty-six 'books' and divided into two Testaments, this complex and communal work has been transformed by its various translations into a single work at the heart of the world's largest and most powerful organised religion: Christianity.

In this seminal account Karen Armstrong discusses the conception, gestation, life and afterlife of this collection of 'books' to analyse how this all-pervasive scripture was collected into one work, how it became accepted as Christianity's sacred text and how it continues to exercise profound political and philosophical influence, as well as religious control, over the world around us.

KAREN ARMSTRONG is one of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs. Her bestselling books include "Islam: A Short History"; "Buddha; A History of God"; "Through The Narrow Gate"; "The Spiral Staircase" and "The Great Transformation." She lives in London.

About the Author

Karen  Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is one of the world’s foremost commentators on religious affairs. Her best-selling books include Islam: A Short History, Buddha, A History ...

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