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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jaroslav Pelikan Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781449832346
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Winner of the John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Human Sciences, Jaroslav Pelikan is Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University and past president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This examination of the history of the Bible reflects half a century of study and research by the author. In Whose Bible Is It?, Pelikan traces the transformation of the Bible from its earliest oral traditions to its modern forms. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 1/21/2011

    " A very quick overview of the history of the Old Testament (Tanakh) and the New Testament with several interesting anecdotes. Not a great deal of depth, but very good for anyone interested in a quick general history of Jewish and Christian scriptures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coyle | 3/6/2010

    " A decent summary of the history of Jewish and Christian Canons through the eyes of a theologically liberal Eastern Orthodox convert. Worth the read, even if his conclusion is a bit vague when it comes to actually determining whose Bible it is... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 QVT | 7/10/2009

    " Pop-history garbage. If you're looking for a history of the bible, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a goodread, look elsewhere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 5/13/2009

    " Pelikan's ability to digest and synthesize the varieties of Christian tradition is impressive. This book demonstrates his very generous mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/16/2009

    " Very dry and hard to stay with, but one of the most thourough comparative books about the scriptures. It offers a great secular perspective of the Bible if you have a genuine thirst fot the information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolasshump | 1/9/2009

    " Pelikan is a distinguished historian of Christianity and this is a treasure of information about Jewish and Christian scriptures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryvre | 9/15/2008

    " Whose Bible Is It? is by far the most readable Bible history I've come across. It is informative, interesting, and relatively unbiased. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morris | 8/4/2008

    " What one comes to expect from Pelikan: great learning presented in a clear, unpretentious, helpful way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 3/9/2008

    " This is a great history of the Bible for lay people. Pelikan is a theologian but does a great job of explaining how the Bible came to be without using theospeak. Very readable, very enlightening. "

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About the Author

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006) was a scholar who specialized in the history of Christianity, Christian theology, and medieval intellectual history. He was appointed as Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audio books spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits.