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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Bible as a commodity

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, sales of the Bible have increased by 25% over the last couple of years. Part of this is the result of theme oriented Bibles and part is because young people are using the Bible as a fashion accessory.

I think people forget how important the invention of the printing press was to the history of Christianity. A case could be made that without it, the Reformation could not have happened. The big change, it seems to me, is the Bible moving from something that belonged to the community to something that was an individual possession.