The Back Door Introduction to the Bible

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The Bible's influence on Western culture is profound: its stories are referenced in commerce, the arts, and beyond. Know the stories, and you understand the allusion in a commercial, a painting, or a movie. Living in the Western world, once cannot be culturally literate without knowing something about the Bible. A product of a very different world, the Bible can be hard to read and difficult to understand. In explaining the customs and social mores of the time, the authors take the reader to a level of understanding where the real significance of a story is more clearly revealed.--

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The Bible's in¬ influence on Western culture is profound: from Genesis through Revelation, its stories are referenced in commerce, the arts, and beyond. Know the stories, and you understand the allusion in a commercial, a painting, or a movie. Living in the Western world, one cannot be culturally literate without knowing something about the Bible.

"Kaltner and McKenzie have written a lively, insightful, and humorous introduction to the Bible that is sure to keep all readers--especially students--awake, informed, and entertained. In the ¬ filed of biblical studies, that is no small feat! I enthusiastically recommend The Back Door Introduction to the Bible to one and all."--Brent A. Strawn, Emory University

A product of a very different world, the Bible can be hard to read and difficult to understand. In The Back Door Introduction to the Bible, Kaltner and McKenzie recognize this challenge and address the "What's the deal with that?" questions students may have. In explaining the customs and social mores of the time, the authors take the reader to a level of understanding where the real significance of a story is more clearly revealed. It will open up the opportunity for a more engaged, lively, and spirited classroom dialogue.

John Kaltner is associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College. Steven L. McKenzie is professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College. Kaltner and McKenzie are coauthors of The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content (Abingdon, 2007).

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John Kaltner is associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College.

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