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- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 7.99
It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.79
?The Bible?is a locked treasure for those unfamiliar with the Scriptures?.Beal offers a key with his accessible guide.? ? Cleveland Plain Dealer ?With skill and insight, Timothy Beal has given us a great gift: a lucid and engaging introduction to the most important book ever published.? ?Jon Meacham, author of American Lion , winner of the Pulitzer... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.99
A religious scholar and former evangelical Christian explores the history of the Bible, from the ancient Hebrew scrolls that Jesus read to the big business of Bible publishing today, debunking the myth of the Bible's infallibility and revealing a richer and more authentic way to read it more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95
The Book of Hiding offers a fluent and erudite analysis of the parallels between the Bible and contemporary discussions of gender, ethnicity and social ambiguity. Beal focuses particularly on the traditionally marginalised book of Esther, in order to examine closely the categories of self and other in relation to religion, sexism, nationalism, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95
Religion's great and powerful mystery fascinates us, but it also terrifies. So too the monsters that haunt the stories of the Judeo-Christian mythos and earlier traditions: Leviathan, Behemoth, dragons, and other beasts. In this unusual and provocative book, Timothy K. Beal writes about the monsters that lurk in our religious texts, and about how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 50.95
The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95
In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers... more...