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The Prostitute in the Family Tree Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible

by Douglas Adams

The Prostitute in the Family Tree Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible Synopsis

The Bible is funny! Very funny, according to Douglas Adams. In this book, Adams demonstrates how readers can discover this often-neglected humor looking at the Bible as a whole and seeing biblical stories with all their rough edges--the unethical and ambiguous characters, the unsolved problems, and the surprising endings. Adams argues that by missing the humor and irony of the Bible, readers often miss intended meanings as well.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780664256937
Publication date: 1st August 1997
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 140 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis,

About Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams served as Professor of Christianity and the Arts at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California until his death in 2007.

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