A Contemporary Introduction to the Bible


Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts

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<p><b>Explore a timely introduction to the formation of the Bible in its historical and modern contexts</b></p> <p>In the newly revised Second Edition of&nbsp;<i>A&nbsp;Contemporary Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts</i>, accomplished scholars and authors Colleen M. Conway and David M.&nbsp;Carr&nbsp;deliver a rigorous, accessible, and up-to-date introduction to the Bible. The textbook places the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament in the broader context of world history, with a special focus on the empires that influenced the Bible&rsquo;s formation. Readers are introduced to the academic study of the Bible&nbsp;through&nbsp;a range of scholarly approaches.</p> <p>Readers benefit from the inclusion of:</p> <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the Bible in its ancient contexts, from the emergence of Israel&rsquo;s earliest traditions to the writing and reshaping of the Bible amidst Assyrian Babylonian, Persian, Hellenistic and Roman empires.&nbsp;</li> <li>The most up-to-date work in the field, seamlessly integrated into every chapter&nbsp;</li> <li>A wealth of pedagogical features including study questions, bibliographies, timelines, and illustrations&nbsp;</li> <li>An unparalleled coverage of both fundamental topics and cutting-edge issues, resulting in a truly outstanding textbook.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students studying religion, history, sociology, and philosophy,&nbsp;<i>A Contemporary Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts, Second Edition</i>&nbsp;will also earn a place in the libraries of religious scholars and researchers seeking a one-stop reference to the Bible in its ancient and modern context.</p>