The Lovely Bible and the Ugly in Nationalism
By Nicolas Baird
The Bible. Whether divine scripture or a collection of fairy tales, it's the key text for the largest religion in the world. What makes this ancient, dusty tome so appealing to a third of the planet? In his new book, Ernie Johns boils down the fantastic and supernatural to a key message of humanist love that originated two millennia ago. Does a crucified Jew from an ancient era have anything relevant we can use today?