Foundational essays on the intersection of the Bible and American Culture
One of six titles in The Bible in American Culture series published to celebrate the Society of Biblical Literature's centennial, this volume focuses on the Bible in poetry, novels, plays, architecture, art, and music. A final essay focuses on the differing ways people have seen the Bible as part of America's foundational myth.
- Essays explore the use and misuse of the Bible in American art and tradition
- Nine articles from scholars representing a variety of academic fields
Giles Gunn is Professor of Global Studies and of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Ideas To Die For: The Cosmopolitan Challenge (Routledge, 2013) and Thinking Across the American Grain: Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism (University of Chicago Press, 1992).