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Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion and Morality

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America's dean of intelligent comedy doesn't think the Bible is a laughing matter. His good look at the good book is a closely reasoned examination of Scripture, designed to encourage rational analysis of the most influential document of Western civilization. Although the Bible has been consulted for more than twenty centuries, Allen asserts that there remains an extensive ...more
Hardcover, 463 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Prometheus Books (first published September 1990)
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Bill Shuey
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a reader of my book A Search for Bible Truth and I found it revealing and stimulating. Mr. Allen explores the Bible from a perspective of a believer - though somewhat less than a fundamentalist believer. He takes a common-sense approach to Bible egress and makes his observations and opinions interesting.

The elements discussed are presented in an alphabetical format and I found that slightly disconcerting because it jumped around from OT to NT and back again wit
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Guy
Mar 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Steverino's mind was a marvel. Great insights into the inconsistensies in the Bible.
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Shelves: atheism, favorites
Use this book to read along with the Bible.
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Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American television personality, musician, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got his start in radio, Allen is best-known for his television career. He first gained national attention as a guest host on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts. He graduated to become the first host of The Tonight Show, where he was instrumental in innovating the con ...more
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