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Author Jacobs, A. J., 1968-

Title The year of living biblically : one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible / A.J. Jacobs.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.


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Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-348) and index.
Summary Raised in a secular family but interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to stone adulterers. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and universal and will make you see history's most influential book with new eyes. Jacobs embeds himself in a cross-section of communities that take the Bible literally: he tours a creationist museum and sings hymns with Amish; he dances with Hasidic Jews and does Scripture study with Jehovah's Witnesses. He wrestles with seemingly archaic rules that baffle the 21st-century brain, and he discovers ancient wisdom of startling relevance.--From publisher description.
Processing Action committed to retain 20160630 20310630 EAST{This title retained by Wesleyan University Library on behalf of the Eastern Academic Scholars Trust (EAST) print archive} CtW
Subject Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. (OCoLC)fst01356024
Christian life.
Christian life. (OCoLC)fst00859185
Genre/Form Reality memoirs.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 0743291476

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