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The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition

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

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

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.

Read the Bible? Why Bother? It's the 21st Century!

Read the Bible? Why Bother? It's the 21st Century!

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.

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

"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

View a Book Excerpt

View a Book Excerpt

Read Chapter One from The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition here.

Introduction to the History of Christianity

Introduction to the History of Christianity

Learn about the other new Inkling book from Fortress Press here!

Stump a Scholar!

Stump a Scholar!

Got a question about the Bible? We've got an answer! Check out our new "Stump a Scholar" series here with featured expert Jerry L. Sumney.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

A Unique Interactive Experience

A Unique Interactive Experience

James McGrath

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.

A Great Bible Intro That's Better as an E-Book

A Great Bible Intro That's Better as an E-Book

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.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

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Watch a Demo of the new Inkling Interactive Textbook, The Bible: An Introduction

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