By John Riches

This quantity examines the Bible's position within the smooth international - starting with a remedy of its creation and distribution that discusses publishers, printers, textual content critics, and translators and carrying on with with a presentation of latest equipment of learning the textual content that experience emerged, together with old, literary, social-scientific, feminist, postcolonial, liberal, and fundamentalist readings. there's a complete dialogue of the alterations in understandings of and ways to the Bible in numerous religion groups. The dissemination of the Bible during the globe has additionally produced a bunch of latest interpretations, and this quantity offers a finished geographical survey of its reception. within the ultimate chapters, the authors provide a thematic assessment of the Bible in terms of literature, artwork, movie, technology, and different disciplines. They reveal that, inspite of demanding situations to the Bible's authority in western Europe, it is still hugely suitable and influential, now not least within the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

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