Review: Allen Callahan on two new books abou…

Karen Armstrong's The Lost Art of Scripture is a masterful, eloquent, polymathic study moving deftly across millennia from the Pacific Rim to the Indian Subcontinent to the Fertile Crescent tracing “the chronological development of major scriptural canons in India and China, as well as in the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.” John Barton’s recent monograph surveying the development and reception of the Jewish and Christian scriptures,

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