From Publishers Weekly
Fox reads biblical texts closely, helping neophytes to probe the historical veracity of the Bible. But his arguments are also curiously diffuse, and the bulk of them will be known to Bible students. BOMC alternate in cloth.
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From Library Journal
The author of Pagans and Christians ( LJ 1/87) gives a detailed exposition of the historical origins (or lack thereof) of the Bible. Fox claims that he believes "in the Bible, but not in God," and thus explores the Bible as a historian. His version is "unauthorized," not because it has been suppressed, but because the Bible does not proclaim its authority. He reaches for what the authors of the Bible intended, realizing that the Bible is not the word of God and that much of it is not historically accurate or factual. Fox does not approach his subject as an antagonist, but with the care and knowledge to make the text more meaningful. This book deserves a place in all libraries. History Book Club main selection; BOMC alternate.- George M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, Pa.
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