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The Bible As Politics
The Rape Of Dinah and Other Stories
by Andrew Parker
Publisher:Circle Books imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd
An incredibly deep and rich book that really is a must for anyone that wants to really get to the meaning of politics and to the core concepts of some of the stories we find in the Bible. This is perhaps not a book for the faint-hearted because it does dig deeply at some ideas and stories in the Bible, looking at them from not just a political position but from a point of biblical investigation, digging past the surface meanings and looking at the hidden meanings or the original meanings that may have been lost over time and changing perceptions and idealogies. It's an intense but easily readable book that focuses us on what the Bible is in many ways really about and what it might be calling us to if we really look into it - and that's both from the Old Testament and New Testament perspectives too. For that reason it is in many ways a deeply subversive book in the best way, a political book in the truest sense and an excellent read all round.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (05/07/13)