'[W]ell-produced, affordable, thoughtful, and engaging … [T]his is the work of a scholar who knows his stuff and can convey it clearly to an audience outside of his specialty. That's a treasure. Buy this book. Use it in your teaching. Use it in your research too. Do it now.' The Medieval Review
'[A] splendid book that should attract readers well beyond its target audience of biblical and medieval history students … [A]s van Liere convincingly shows, medieval scholars have numerous lessons to teach present audiences who are willing to listen. A wide variety of libraries, from general to academic, should purchase this volume and try to alert users to the many delights it offers.' Choice
'This book is full of treasures for both students and scholars alike. The former will be introduced to the medieval Bible and its interpretive traditions, which lamentably have become a lost world in the curricula of biblical and theological studies. The latter will be confronted with fresh ideas which will spark new avenues for thinking about the reception history of the Bible in the Latin tradition.' Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
An accessible account of the Bible in the Middle Ages for those engaged in medieval and biblical studies. Discussion of the material evidence - the Bible as book - complements in-depth examination of lay literacy and book culture. Principles of medieval hermeneutics and the formation of the medieval canon are examined.