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The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus

Author: Jan Assmann; Robert Savage
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Book of Exodus may be the most consequential story ever told. But its spectacular moments of heaven-sent plagues and parting seas overshadow its true significance, says Jan Assmann, a leading historian of ancient religion. The story of Moses guiding the enslaved children of Israel out of captivity to become God's chosen people is the foundation of an entirely new idea of religion, one that lives on today in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Moses, (Biblical leader); Moses, (Biblical leader)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Assmann; Robert Savage
ISBN: 9780691157085 0691157081
OCLC Number: 1005122528
Description: xviii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Theme and structure of the book of Exodus --
The historical background: event and remembrance --
Textual history and the history of meaning --
The tribulations of the Israelites and the birth of the Savior --
God reveals his name: Moses at the burning bush --
Signs and wonders: God reveals his power --
The calling of the people --
Treaty and law --
Resistance: Moses and the violent fate of the prophets --
The institutionalization of divine presence.
Other Titles: Exodus, die Revolution der alten Welt.
Responsibility: Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage.

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