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Bible Now

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ISBN-10: 0195311639

ISBN-13: 9780195311631

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard Elliott Friedman, Shawna Dolansky

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For millennia, people have used the Bible as a touchstone on important social and political questions, and rightly so. But many use the Bible simply as a weapon to wield against opponents in a variety of debates--without knowing what the Bible actually says about the issue in question. In The Bible Now , two respected biblical scholars, Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky, tell us carefully what the Hebrew Bible says or does not say about a wide range of issues--including homosexuality, abortion, women's status, capital punishment, and the environment. In fascinating passages that shed new light on some of today's most passionate disputes, the authors reveal how the Bible is…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Richard Elliott Friedman is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature and holds the Katzin Chair at the University of California, San Diego. One of the premier biblical scholars in the country, he received his doctorate at Harvard and was a visiting fellow at Oxford and Cambridge. Author of The Hidden Face of God , The Hidden Book in the Bible , Commentary on the Torah , The Exile and Biblical Narrative , and the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible? , Friedman is also the president of the Biblical Colloquium West. A consultant to universities, journals, encyclopedias, and publishers, he is also the editor of four books on biblical studies and has authored over fifty articles, reviews, and…    

Preface
Homosexuality
Abortion
Women's Status
Capital Punishment
The Earth
Afterword
Notes
Subject Index
Scripture Index