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The grammar of Messianism. An ancient Jewish political idiom and its users.

Author: Matthew V Novenson
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2017.
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Messianism is one of the great themes in intellectual history. But for precisely this reason, because it has done so much important ideological work for the people who have written about it, the historical roots of the discourse itself have been obscured from view. What did it mean to talk about "messiahs" in the ancient world, before the idea of messianism became a philosophical juggernaut, dictating the terms for  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew V Novenson
ISBN: 9780190255022 0190255021
OCLC Number: 982811235
Description: 384 pages
Contents: AcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. After the Messianic Idea2. Oil and Power in Ancient Israel3. Messiahs Born and Made4. Messiahs Present and Absent5. The Quest for the First Messiah6. The Jewish Messiah-Christian Messiah Distinction 7. The Fate of Messiah Christology in Early Christianity8. The Grammar of MessianismBibliographyIndex of SubjectsIndex of Ancient SourcesIndex of Modern Authors
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