The Book Of The People : How To Read The Bible

by: A. N. Wilson
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A. N. Wilson has been thinking about the Bible, and reading it, since he
read theology for a year at university. Martin Luther King was 'reading the
Bible' when he started the Civil Rights movement. When Michelangelo painted
the fresco cycles in the Sistine Chapel, he was 'reading the Bible'. In The
Book of the People A. N. Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have
approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own
relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that
it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical
work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world
has answered to for nearly two thousand years. He challenges the way
fundamentalists - whether believers or non-believers - have misused the
Bible, either by neglecting and failing to recognize its cultural
significance, or by using it as a weapon against those with whom they
disagree. Erudite, witty and accessible, The Book of the People seeks to
reclaim the Good Book as our seminal work of literature, and a book for the

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