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The Resource The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, F.E. Peters

The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, F.E. Peters

Label
The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Title
The voice, the Word, the books
Title remainder
the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims
Statement of responsibility
F.E. Peters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jews, Christians, and Muslims all believe that their Scriptures preserve God's words to humanity, and that those words were spoken uniquely to them. In The Voice, the Word, the Books, F.E. Peters leads readers on an extraordinary journey through centuries of written tradition to uncover the human fingerprints on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Quran, sacred texts that have enriched millions or lives." "Bringing the latest Biblical and Quranic scholarship to a general audience, Peters explains how these three powerfully influential books passed from God's mouth, so to speak, to become the Scriptures that we possess today. He reveals new insights into their origins, contents, canonization, and the important roles they have played in the lives of their communities. He explores how they evolved through time from oral to written texts, who composed them and who wrote them, as well as the theological commonalities and points of disagreement among their adherents. Writing in the comparative style for which he is renowned, Peters charts the transmission of faith from the spoken word to the printed page, from the revelations on Sinai and Mount Hira to Mamluk ateliers in Cairo and Gutenberg's press in Mainz."--Jacket
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2007.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peters, F. E.
Dewey number
208/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL221
LC item number
.P395 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monotheism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Christentum
  • Heilige Schrift
  • Islam
  • Judentum
  • Monotheismus
  • Judentum
  • Islam
  • Monotheismus
  • Heilige Schrift
  • Christentum
Label
The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, F.E. Peters
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the voice from Sinai -- Sacred words, sacred book -- Book shaping: the making of a canon -- Reciters, rhapsodes, and scribes: how the Bible reached us -- The reporters: the good news and how we got it -- The poet in performance: the composition of the Quran -- The book in mortal hands -- In other words -- Picturing the Word -- Giving voice to the Word -- Epilogue: three books, side by side
Control code
ocm76167171
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691131122
Lccn
2006036912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76167171
  • (OCoLC)76167171
Label
The voice, the Word, the books : the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, F.E. Peters
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the voice from Sinai -- Sacred words, sacred book -- Book shaping: the making of a canon -- Reciters, rhapsodes, and scribes: how the Bible reached us -- The reporters: the good news and how we got it -- The poet in performance: the composition of the Quran -- The book in mortal hands -- In other words -- Picturing the Word -- Giving voice to the Word -- Epilogue: three books, side by side
Control code
ocm76167171
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691131122
Lccn
2006036912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o76167171
  • (OCoLC)76167171

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