The bible and literature a reader david jasper stephen prickett on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers there is no book more important for our culture than the bible and it is fundamental to the study of english literature and language. How to read the bible as literature leland ryken on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers why the good book is a great read if you want to rightly understand the bible you must begin by recognizing what it is a composite of literary styles it is meant to be read. 10 reading the bible as literature is within every readers ability because most evangelicals pay scant attention to the literary nature of the bible the misconception gets perpetuated that the literary approach is specialized and technical in fact all it requires is that we carry over what we know about literature generally to the bible. This is a magnificent look at the literary nature of the bible the preface and first chapter which in my opinion are the best parts of this entire book attempt to show the reader the artistry of the bible and the importance of the imagination in coming to a true understanding of the word of god. You can expand on this definition of literature as you see fit for more discussion of what literature is and how it applies to the bible read the lesson 1 assignment in how to read the bible as literature cain and abel our working definition of literature gives you a lens through which you can view the bible
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