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Notable: Books of the Bible


Books of the Bible

On Easter, we note three books that look at the Bible from interesting perspectives.

Eve's Bible (St. Martin's Press) by Sarah Forth is a religious scholar's analysis of the depiction of women in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, with careful attention to context.

Jesus: A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships With Women (Tor/Forge) by Father Andrew Greeley is a look at the parables of Christ, with special attention to his attitudes toward women, by a bestselling popularizer of Catholic theology.

Young Jesus: Restoring the "Lost Years" of a Social Activist and Religious Dissident (Sterling) by Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs history, archaeology and modern political theory to examine the leadership of Jesus.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: Books of the Bible 03/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 2:58pm]
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