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Overview Lowell Handy takes you on a whirlwind tour through the various versions of the Bible, with side trips to the Talmud, the Torah, and the Qur'an. He explores bibical history, origins, translations, interpertations and criticisms, even how the chapter and verse system came to be.
Publishers Description A fact-filled resource takes you on a whirlwind tour of various versions of the Bible with side trips to the Talmud, the Torah, and the Qur'an.
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More About Lowell K. Handy
Lowell K. Handy taught at Loyola University of Chicago for over twelve years and holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Lowell currently works for the American Theological Library Association.
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Handy does not assume prior knowledge of scripture. Sep 3, 1999
Lowell Handy provides a brief, readable overview of the Christian scriptures without making the assumption that the reader has prior knowledge of scripture. He favors a historical-critical approach that liberal and moderate mainline Christians will find consistent with their theological leanings. Evangelical and fundamentalists Christians may find his approach somewhat difficult. However, Handy does provide new Bible students with the necessary language and perspective to begin a critical study of scripture.