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Few topics are as complex as religion, and few educational references do as impressive a job of summing up in clear, precise, and easy-to-understand prose the precepts, history, and practices of the world's major faiths. Michael D. Coogan has all the background to tackle such a formidable task. Currently the director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum, he has t ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 288 pages
Published 2003 by Duncan Baird; First Edition edition (first published 1998)
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So far, my opinion of this book is that it is an interesting read with good attention to detail. Interesting to read, and had some info that wasn't featured in other books of a similar nature. Very good!
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A very brief overview. OK but not what I wanted.
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Michael Coogan is Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College. For several decades, he has taught an introductory course on the Hebrew Scriptures at Harvard University, as well as at Wellesley College, Boston College, and Stonehill College. One of the leading biblical scholars in the United States, he is the author of The Old Test ...more
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