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Beyond the promised land : the movement and the myth

Author: David F Noble
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Between the Lines, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture, and brings into focus the template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of "the promise" saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas' rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David F Noble
ISBN: 1897071019 9781897071014
OCLC Number: 60956920
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 214 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction : hope in the here and now --
Before the promise --
The promise --
Heir to the promise --
The promise objectified --
The promise personified --
The promise renounced --
The promise defied --
Beyond the promised land.
Responsibility: David F. Noble.

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Traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture, and brings into focus the template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of "the promise" saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas' rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. - from publisher information.

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