Memoirs Of God

Memoirs Of God

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by Mark S. Smith
     
 

This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other… See more details below

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This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634858
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
922,286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Time lines : periods, events, and writings
1The biblical backdrop to the story of Israel7
2Challenges to Israel during the biblical period46
3Biblical monotheism and the structures of divinity86
4The formation of Israel's concepts of God : collective memory and amnesia in the Bible124
Postscript : biblical memory between religion, theology, and history159

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