Revelations: Personal Responses To The Books Of The Bible (Main)

Revelations: Personal Responses To The Books Of The Bible (Main)

By: Richard Holloway (contributor)Paperback

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In 1998, reaction to the Pocket Canons came in Biblical proportions. The simplicity of the idea, the quality of the introductions and the appeal of the format and design made the series an enormous international success. Collected together for the first time, this anthology of these introductions features a wonderfully diverse group of writers, each of whom provides considered, personal and sometimes controversial responses to individual books of the Bible, be it Bono on Psalms, AS Byatt on the Song of Solomon, Louis de Bernieres on Job or the Dalai Lama on the Epistles.

About Author

Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His books include On Forgiveness, Looking in the Distance, Godless Morality, Doubts and Loves, Between the Monster and the Saint and Leaving Alexandria, which won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Richard Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and the Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio. Born in 1934, Alasdair Gray graduated in design and mural painting from Glasgow School of Art. Since 1981, when Lanark was published by Canongate, he has written, designed and illustrated seven novels, several books of short stories, a collection of his stage, radio and TV plays and a book of his visual art, A Life in Pictures. In his own words, 'Alasdair Gray is a fat, spectacled, balding, increasingly old Glaswegian pedestrian who has mainly lived by writing and designing books, most of them fiction.' The lead singer of The Birthday Party, The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Cave has been performing music for more than 30 years. He has collaborated with Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and many others. As well as working with Warren Ellis on the soundtrack for the film of The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, he also wrote the screenplay for the film The Proposition. His debut novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel, was published in 1989 and was followed by the internationally bestselling The Death of Bunny Munro in 2009. Born in Australia, Cave now lives in Brighton. Richard Holloway was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. A former Gresham Professor of Divinity and Chairman of the Joint Board of the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His books include On Forgiveness, Looking in the Distance, Godless Morality, Doubts and Loves, Between the Monster and the Saint and Leaving Alexandria, which won the PEN/Ackerley Prize 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2013. Richard Holloway has written for many newspapers in Britain, including The Times, Guardian, Observer, Herald and the Scotsman. He has also presented many series for BBC television and radio.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781841957487
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781841957487
  • weight: 300
  • ISBN10: 1841957488
  • edition: Main

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