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    • How to Read the Bible

    • A Guide to Scripture, Then and Now
    • By: James L. Kugel
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 36 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James Kugel leads the listener chapter by chapter through the "quiet revolution" of recent biblical scholarship, showing time and again how radically the interpretations of today''s researchers differ from what people have always thought.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • bible reading with head and heart

    • By Raleigh on 04-01-11

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Great Shift

    • Encountering God in Biblical Times
    • By: James L. Kugel
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Why does the Bible depict a world in which humans, with surprising regularity, encounter the divine - wrestling an angel, addressing a burning bush, issuing forth prophecy without any choice in the matter? These stories spoke very differently to their original audience than they do to us, and they reflect a radically distinct understanding of reality and the human mind. Yet over the course of the thousand-year biblical era, encounters with God changed dramatically.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent resource!

    • By mark peterson on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • In the Valley of the Shadow

    • On the Foundations of Religious Belief
    • By: James L. Kugel
    • Narrated by: George K Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When James L. Kugel, one of the world's leading biblical scholars, was diagnosed with an aggressive, likely fatal form of cancer, he said, "I was, of course, disturbed and worried. But the main change in my state of mind was that the background music suddenly stopped. Now I was just down to myself, one little person, sitting in the late summer sun, with only a few things left to do."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By J. Heller on 02-20-12

    Regular price: $20.99