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Bible Prophecy by Tim Callahan
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Anyone (like me) who grew up in the christian version of American culture (or any culture for that matter)has heard copious claims about the veracity of the bible and bible prophecy. Every incarnation of christianity has its own take on how much of the bible is "true." Callahan deftly takes on those fundamentalists who state adamantly that every word sprang from the lips of god himself and quite convincingly argues otherwise. Using a close examination of the bible text compared with the claims of fundamentalists, Callahan argues that very little of bible prophecy can be shown to have been fulfilled and that little of it has relevance beyond the eras in which they were first recorded. Moreover, he argues that the bible is a purely "historic" text, written by people for and from that time with no more or less relevance to today than any other ancient text. It is a position that no fundamentalist and few moderate christians are willing to acknowledge or accept. Having personally run that gauntlet and come out the far side this book is a refreshing and even liberating thesis on how easy it is for the cleverest among us to believe things that have little actual evidence to support them. Anyone who had never questioned the claims of the bible as a "true" text should read this book
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