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The Bible in the Public Square: Its Enduring Influence in American Life
edited by Mark A. Chancey, Carol Meyers and Eric M. Meyers
SBL Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-1-58983-982-3 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-983-0 | Paper: 978-1-58983-981-6
Library of Congress Classification BR515.B547 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 220.0973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Explore perceptions and interpretations of scripture in American politics, identity, popular culture, and public education


Essays from the perspectives of American history, the history of ideas, film studies, visual studies, cultural studies, education, and church-state studies provide essential research for those interested in the intersection of the Bible and American culture. The contributors are Yaakov Ariel, Jacques Berlinerblau, Mark A. Chancey, Rubén Dupertuis, John Fea, Shalom Goldman, Charles C. Haynes, Carol Meyers, Eric M. Meyers, David Morgan, Adele Reinhartz, and David W. Stowe.


Features:



  • Ten essays and an introduction present research from professors of biblical studies, Judaism, English, and history

  • Articles relevant to scholars, students, and the general public

  • Analysis of the tensions in American society regarding the Bible and its role in public life.


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