I was browsing in a local bookshop yesterday, and noticed the growing range of titles in Dorling Kindersley’s “The ––– Book” series. I took a look at two that I hadn’t seen before: The Mythology Book and The Bible Book.
A couple of features drew my attention. In The Bible Book, it’s quite clear that the Bible we’re talking about is the Protestant Bible. There is not a single hint in the table of contents that the deuterocanonical / apocryphal books exist. In the introduction it says bluntly (and very conservatively in its dating): Continue reading “The hidden assumptions of protestant secularism”