The Writing on the Wall
High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible
By Maggi Dawn
How well do you know the Bible?
In an increasingly secularised society, the average person is unlikely to have a working knowledge of the Bible. Yet a great deal of our culture is built on stories or ideas that come from the Bible. Literature, art, music, language and even the fabric of our society - such as our justice system - is built on Christian concepts and biblical references. THE WRITING ON THE WALL provides a fascinating introduction to the Bible's best-known, and most influential, stories.
After spending a number of years working as a singer, writer and musician in the field of contemporary music, Maggi Dawn was ordained into the Anglican Church in 1999. Having been Chaplain and Fellow at Robinson College, Cambridge, she is now Dean of Marquand Chapel and Associate Professor at Yale Divinity School. An occasional broadcaster for BBC Radio 4 Religion, she is a regular speaker at Greenbelt Festival and a wide range of venues around the world. Her books include [i]Beginnings[/i], [i]Giving it up[/i] and THE ACCIDENTAL PILGRIM.
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23 Jun 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
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