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The Resource The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage

The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage

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The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus
Title
The invention of religion
Title remainder
faith and covenant in the book of Exodus
Statement of responsibility
Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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 many of the world's faiths. The Invention of Religion sheds new light on ancient scriptures to show how Exodus has shaped fundamental understandings of monotheistic practice and belief." --
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Assmann, Jan,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.E93
LC item number
A8713 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Assmann, Jan
  • Savage, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Moses
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
  • Jews
  • Exodus, The
  • Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)
  • Jews
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The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-382) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1005122528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780691157085
Lccn
2017963671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005122528
Label
The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus, Jan Assmann ; translated by Robert Savage
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1005122528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780691157085
Lccn
2017963671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005122528

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