Bush’s Bible as a Liberal Bible (Strange Though That Might Seem)

Sherwood, Yvonne (2006) Bush’s Bible as a Liberal Bible (Strange Though That Might Seem). Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds, 2 (1). pp. 47-58. ISSN 1743-887X. E-ISSN 1743-8888. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This essay introduces the four articles collected in this issue of Postscripts as a forum on the theme, “Bush’s Bible.” It also argues that Bush’s Bible can be explained as an example of the “Liberal Bible,” a Bible invented in early modernity, though often misunderstood as expressing the Christian Bible’s original, true nature. The recent history of the Liberal Bible needs to be told and analysed in order to understand the fudged religious–secular compromises of modernity. The very vagueness of Bush’s Bible as a loose repository of principles is a symptom of the paradoxical place of the Bible in modern democratic-(Christian) states.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
J Political Science
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2014 09:48 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 14:28 UTC
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