The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition
by Jerry L. Sumney
Introducing the Inkling Interactive Textbook of this popular title!
"The Bible: An Introduction provides a clear, concise, and engaging invitation to the study of the most influential book on the history of western civilization..."
—Davina C. Lopez, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Eckerd College
The Bible: An Introduction offers answers to the most basic questions that first-time readers and curious inquirers bring to the Bible. The new Inkling Interactive Textbook resource is the perfect tool with which to teach yourself about the Bible.
By Jerry L. Sumney
Beyond debates of the day and cultural and literary allusions, the Bible continues to shape our understandings of our world and of ourselves.
"This comprehensive guide to the Bible, full of helpful charts and illustrations, will prove a valuable resource both in the classroom and for personal study." -- Leticia Guardolia-Saenz, Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures, Seattle University
Read Chapter One from The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition here.
While focused on the academic matters one would expect, such as situating the text in its ancient context, and clarifying scholarly perspectives on matters ranging from its sources to its meaning, Sumney does not ignore the theological and ecclesiastical concerns that many of his readers have.
Phil Fox Rose
The logical organization, the extensive use of gestures for navigation, and the ability to follow links for quick explanations and extended looks at subjects, then jump right back into the text where I left off, all make the learning experience easier, quicker and more enjoyable.