Deuteronomy and the Meaning of "Monotheism"

 
 
Mohr Siebeck (Verlag)
  • 2. Auflage
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  • erschienen im Februar 2012
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • XIII, 271 Seiten
978-3-16-151680-1 (ISBN)
 

Nathan MacDonald examines the term 'monotheism' and its appropriateness as a category for analysing the Old Testament. He traces the use of 'monotheism' since its coinage in 1660 and argues that its use in Old Testament scholarship frequently reflects a narrowed, intellectualistic conception of religion.
"Finally, MacDonald's volume is a valuable contribution to the discussion because it is also a fine example of biblical theology, a truly insightful exposition of some of the significant themes in the book of Deuteronomy, accompanied by a fine, detailed exposition of crucial passages in the book. [...] This book is highly recommended for all who are interested in the debate concerning biblical monotheism and the larger study of Israel's religious identity."Robert Gnuse in Biblica, Vol. 86 (2005), No. 4, 558-560
"This is one of the most significant and exciting books of biblical theology I have read for some time, illustrating how the Bible can come to life when critical attention is paid to the contemporary context of its interpretation."Philip Jenson in Themelios, Vol. 29 (2004), No. 2, 56-57
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  • Englisch
  • Tübingen
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  • Deutschland
  • geheftet
  • Höhe: 231 mm
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  • Breite: 155 mm
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  • Dicke: 13 mm
  • 441 gr
978-3-16-151680-1 (9783161516801)
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Nathan MacDonald
Born 1975; MPhil in Classical Hebrew Studies; 2002 PhD in Theology; 2007 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise; 2008 Sofja-Kovalevskaja Award; since 2009 Reader in Old Testament, University of St Andrews and Sofja-Kovalevskaja-Preis Team Leader, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

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