The Bible remains the bestselling book of all time, believed by nearly two billion people (Christians and Jews) to be divinely inspired. But in this hard-hitting new book, author Robert J. Hutchinson argues that it is actually much more than this. The ideas enshrined in the Bible, he says, triggered a revolution in human thought and established the moral and philosophical foundation for Western civilization, from the recognition of basic human rights and belief in limited government to authentic feminism and the development of empirical science. He shows that it is more a "culture-war" book than a work of religious apologetics.
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The Bible was once regarded as the "Good Book." But today it's under relentless attack from liberal skeptics eager to justify their own political agendas. The late pundit Christopher Hitchens, author Sam Harris, British academic Richard Dawkins and other widely celebrated writers warn the world about the growing menace of religion in the public square. Plus, the Jesus Seminar and documentaries such as The Bible Unearthed claim to demonstrate that little or nothing the Bible says happened really happened anyway. Even pop culture has gotten into the act, with the TV dramas such as The West Wing and the popular magicians Penn and Teller featuring much-ballyhooed "debunkings" of the truth of the Bible.
But now, in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, writer Robert J. Hutchinson sets the record straight. Hutchinson sifts through archaeological and historical evidence to show that the Bible -- both the Old and the New Testaments -- is on solid ground as history, as a guide to morality and ethics, and as the creative force behind western civilization. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, you discover:
ROBERT J. HUTCHINSON is a religion and travel writer and the author of three previous books, including When in Rome about the year he spent covering the Vatican. He earned an M.A. in the New Testament from fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and studied modern Hebrew while living in Israel.
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