God and Sex by Michael Coogan audiobook

God and Sex: What the Bible Really Says

By Michael Coogan
Read by Michael Coogan  and Joshua Ferris

Twelve 9780446545259
5.49 Hours Unabridged
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For several decades, Michael Coogan's introductory course on the Old Testament has been a perennial favorite among students at Harvard University. In God and Sex, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context. God and Sex is certain to provoke, entertain, and enlighten readers.

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Summary

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For several decades, Michael Coogan's introductory course on the Old Testament has been a perennial favorite among students at Harvard University. In God and Sex, Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context. God and Sex is certain to provoke, entertain, and enlighten readers.



Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What makes Coogan’s critique so devastating is that he knows the Bible inside out—not just its many books, but also all the other books that for one reason or another never made it into the canon. Add to this his complete mastery of the languages in which the Bible was written and you start to appreciate that most of what passes for exegesis is simply cherry-picking, if not outright wishful thinking.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Concise, clear, and accessible to general readers, this book covers all the usual topics plus a few that may surprise…A welcome corrective to selective, literalist use.” Publishers Weekly
“A critique as radical as this one will astonish conservatives…It will embolden social activists glad to weaken restraints rooted in traditional understandings of scripture. Expect media attention and controversy.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Michael Coogan

Author Bio: Michael Coogan

Michael Coogan is director of publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum and professor of religious studies at Stonehill College. For several decades, he has taught an introductory course on the Hebrew Scriptures at Harvard University, as well as at Wellesley College, Boston College, and Stonehill College. One of the leading biblical scholars in the United States, he is the author of The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, and editor of the acclaimed third edition of The New Oxford Annotated Bible.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English