Readership: General audience; clergy or church audience; readers interested in contemporary religious/Biblical studies and the Bible in current affairs
Richard Elliott Friedman, Ann & Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies and Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus, University of Georgia and University of California, San Diego, and Shawna Dolansky, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Northeastern University
Richard Elliott Friedman is the Davis Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Georgia and Katzin Professor of Jewish Civilization Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego. A nationally recognized biblical scholar, Friedman is the author of the bestselling Who Wrote the Bible? as well as The
Disappearance of God, The Hidden Book in the Bible, Commentary on the Torah, The Bible with Sources Revealed, and The Exile and Biblical Narrative.
Shawna Dolansky is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Northeastern University. She is the author of Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Relationship Between Magic and Religion in the Hebrew Bible and the editor of Sacred History, Sacred Literature.
"A refreshingly no-nonsense, authorative work." - Robert A. Segal, Times Higher Education
"Richard Friedman and Shawna Dolansky make a fresh contribution to some very stale debates" - John Barton, Times Literary Supplement
Chapter 1: Homosexuality
Chapter 2: Abortion
Chapter 3: Women's Status
Chapter 4: Capital Punishment
Chapter 5: The Earth