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Surpassing wonder : the invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

Surpassing wonder : the invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

Author: Donald H Akenson
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This text provides a reinterpretation of the great religious texts in the history of Western civilization, illuminating how our greatest cultural artifacts are related to each other and constitute  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Akenson
ISBN: 0773517812 9780773517813 0773522891 9780773522893
OCLC Number: 39051397
Notes: "Published simultaneously in the United States by Harcourt Brace & Company"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 658 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Inventing the covenant --
Inventive fecundity and Judahist multiplicity: the Second Temple era --
The invention of Christianity --
The invention of the Jewish faith --
Responsibility: Donald Harman Akenson.


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