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The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty…

The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good Book

by John Kaltner, Joel Kilpatrick, Steven L. McKenzie

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A fun look at the parts of the Bible you don't get in Sunday school. The authors provide good discussions of the various theories surrounding origins of the stories, and what they meant to those who wrote them. One of the biggest weaknesses is the idea of the authors that the Bible should be treated with reverence, no matter what. No book, no idea, should be treated with reverence; this causes critical thought to go out the window, a phenomenon that was on occasion in evidence here. ( )
1 vote Devil_llama | May 17, 2011 |
Who knew that scholarly textual analysis of the Bible could be so fun? This book, by two religion professors from Rhodes College and a seasoned journalist, is laugh-out-loud funny and yet still informative and thoughtful. Multiple biblical interpretations are considered in attempts to answer questions such as “Did Abraham pimp Sarah?” ( )
  sarahfrierson | May 17, 2010 |
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We all know the story of how Eve was created from Adam's rib. But what if, perhaps, "rib" was a mistranslation and the body part she was really created from was Adam's penis bone? This would explain why human males don't have such a bone, unlike other male mammals. That's only one of many surprising and fun biblical twists readers will encounter in The Uncensored Bible. Here readers will learn that King David swore like a sailor, mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra®, Cain was depressed, and Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress (which may explain why his brothers picked on him).

Authors Kaltner, McKenzie, and Kilpatrick bring some of the most outrageous speculations about the scriptures to light—all based on legitimate scholarship—revealing a stranger, bawdier side of the Good Book. The Uncensored Bible is a shocking, hilarious, and thought-provoking collection of the most recent, compelling, and racy interpretations of the Bible from the newest voices of Bible scholarship.

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