writting religion


REL 2040: Great Books: The Bible and Western Culture

Fall 2013

Dr. Peter Bekins


(previews available on Google Books)

The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, edited by James Bennett Pritchard, Daniel E. Fleming, Princeton University Press, 2011.

Victor Harold Matthews and Don C. Benjamin, Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East, Paulist Press, 1997.

Jean Bottéro, The Birth of God: The Bible and the Historian, Penn State Press, 2000.

Glenn Stanfield Holland, Gods in the Desert: Religions of the Ancient Near East, Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

David P. Wright. Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Marc Zvi Brettler, How to Read the Bible, Jewish Publication Society, 2010

John Barton, The Bible: The Basics, Routledge, 2010.

[Evangelical Scholars]

Peter Enns, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament, Baker Academic, 2005.

John Walton, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, Baker Academic, 2006.