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The great good book the Bible and the roots of Western literature

by Potkay, Adam, 1961-

Format: Book on CD 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD 3685 PO
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD 3685 PO
 
 
Contents
Authorship and style in the Torah
Cain and Abel in story, theology, and literary history
Icons and inconoclasm: from Moses to Milton
The story of David, or the varieties of love
The Song of Solomon: the poetry of sacred and profane love
Psalms: the poetry of praise and supplication
Proverbs: the way to wisdom
The book of Job: the problem of evil and the aesthetics of the sublime
Ecclesiates and the questioning of wisdom
Isaiah and prophecy
Typology: the life of Christ as fulfillment of the Old Testament
Parables: the form of Jesus' preaching
Paul: the letter and Spirit of the law
The book of Revelation and the symmetry of the Christian Bible
Series sampler.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this ruminative collection, Gopnik offers five essays on winter-exploring it as season and idea, elemental force and cultural influence. The New Yorker staff writer and author of Paris to the Moon composed these pieces for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Massey Lectures. He acknowledges that "chapters are meant to sound vocal" and rough edges have been left in place. Readers will find pleasures of the serendipitous variety, including introductions to Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the underground architect Vincent Ponte, and the engineers who helped developed central heating. Gopnik's round-the-world tour of "romantic winter" covers more than 200 years in art, music, poetry, literature, and theology. In "Radical Winter," he describes the absurd courage of the men who raced for glory at the North and South Poles; in "Recreational Winter," he untangles the motley origins of ice hockey. Though the prose moves slowly at times, Gopnik leavens dense material with humor, and makes unwieldy concepts accessible through modern-day comparisons (consider Dickens the Francis Ford Coppola of his day). In the end, the lectures serve as Gopnik's equivalent to a Playmate's "turn-ons and turn-offs." That being the case, we'd call him a worthy Mr. December. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Portable professor: arts & literature.
Subjects Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible -- History of Biblical events.
Bible -- Influence -- Western civilization.
Bible -- In literature.
Bible as literature.
Publisher [United States] :Barnes & Noble Audio,2004
Language English
Description 8 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
ISBN 0760750025
9780760750025
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