Author(s): Richard Holloway
'Revelations shows that the best way to get to the layers of meaning in a great text is not to sk propagandists or special pleaders to explain it, but to get writers to bring their own passion and insight to the task. That, in abundance, is what you get in this volume.' - Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh In this extraordinary collection of essays, introduced by Richard Holloway, thirty-four of the most celebrated writers and thinkers of our times have responded to specific books of the bible. The contributors are: Peter Ackroyd, Karen Armstrong, Louis de Bernieres, Bono, A S Byatt, Thomas Cahill, Nick Cave, the Dalai Lama, E L Doctorow, Charles Frazier, Francisco Goldman, Alasdair Gray, David Grossman, Barry Hannah, Thor Heyerdahl, Richard Holloway, P D James, Chaqrles Johnson, Ray Loriga, Blake Morrison, Kathleen Norris, Pier Paoloi Pasolini, Benjamin Prado, Piers Paul Read, Ruth Rendell, Mordecai Richler, Steven Rose, Will self, Meir Shalev, Darcey Steinke, Joanna Trollope, Fay Weldon and A N Wilson.