p. 11. The Bible in the Modern World: Classic or Sacred Text?
- John Riches
The Bible is still one of the most widely read and influential books in the world. ‘The Bible in the Modern World’ introduces a series of examples of Bible readers to illustrate how people read the Bible in different ways. One of the tasks of this VSI is to offer some ideas as to why there is a bewildering diversity of interpretations of the Bible. The relationship between the text and the reader is shown to be complex and the different strategies that people have adopted in reading the Bible make this an endlessly fascinating investigation.