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How the Bible Works : An Anthropological Study of Evangelical Biblicism

By: Malley, Brian

Part of the Cognitive Science of Religion series
0759106657 / 9780759106659
Paperback / softback
220.6
30/04/2004
Stock expected by 17/12/2019
United States
161 x 229 mm, 299 grams 184 pages
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What do evangelicals believe when they 'believe in the Bible?' Despite hundreds of English versions that differ in their texts, evangelicals continue to believe that there is a stable text-'the Bible'-which is the authoritative word of God and an essential guide to their everyday lives.

To understand this phenomenon of evangelical Biblicism, anthropologist and biblical scholar Brian Malley looks not to the words of the Bible but to the Bible-believing communities.

For as Malley demonstrates, it is less the meaning of the words of the Bible itself than how 'the Bible' provides a proper ground for beliefs that matters to evangelicals.

Drawing on recent cognitive and social theory and extensive fieldwork in an evangelical church, Malley's book is an invaluable guide for seminarians, social scientists of religion, or for anyone who wants to understand just how the Bible works for American evangelicals.

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