February 10, 2011

Off the Shelf- Episode 18:The Rise and Fall of the Bible with Tim Beal

The Rise and Fall of the Bible

Returning to Off the Shelf is Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion here at Case Western Reserve University, and prolific author of books and essays on religion and American culture. He joined me previously when we discussed his book Biblical Literacy. For episode 18, I sit down with Tim to discuss his latest book entitled The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book.

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November 19, 2009

Off the Shelf- Episode 11:Biblical Literacy with Tim Beal

Biblical Literacy

Joining me this week for episode eleven of Off the Shelf is Florence Harness Professor of Religion Timothy Beal. Tim is a prolific author and scholar, and his latest book is entitled Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs to Know. The sub-sub title of the book is "The best bits without all the boring bits" which describes it quite clearly. In our conversation, we talk about how the book came about, Tim's fascination with the binding of Isaac and the book of Job, and mermaids.

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