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The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

Introduction

In the introduction to the book, Oswalt discusses the reasons he wrote it. He touches on his reactions and responses to relatively recent scholarship that has disputed whether the Bible is unique, and also touches on larger historical issues about how changes in human perspective have changed humanity’s relationship to the Bible, and consequently, our relationship with God. Oswalt asserts that he wrote the book to counter what he saw as inaccuracies in the contemporary scholarship, positing that his interpretation would correct the record.