The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible Hardcover – 24 Jun 2010
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This is no mean feat ... a treasure trove ... extremely readable. (Evangelicals Now)
Written in a lively and readable style by the multi-talented Dawn...certain to open up her writing to a whole new audience. (Church Times)
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Maggi is both an accomplished professional musician and theologian - and she's now a Cambridge college chaplain. As a result, she is eminently qualified to write a book designed to introduce people to the biblical moorings and roots of western culture. As she says in the preface, it comes as the result of undergraduates knocking on her door to ask about various biblical allusions. Her aim is thus to offer an all-too-brief introduction to the bible's impact. This is clearly ambitious! After all, how on earth do you do justice in 240 pages (with nicely spaced text) to a complex and ancient anthology (with 1500 double-columned and densely spaced pages)? And that's before you even begin to think about 2000 years of cultural influences and trends. But she makes a really good stab at it - readable, informative, and, occasionally very illuminating. She covers the ground succinctly, from Genesis to Revelation, focusing a few pages on each major development or biblical genre.Read more ›
The book is well written and very readable, but the content is lacking in originality and is more of an agregated compilation of how certian stories have been used in the past.