The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel

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Fortress Press - Religion - 187 pages
This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.
 

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Contents

The Biblical Backdrop to the Story of Israel
7
Challenges to Israel during the Biblical Period
46
Biblical Monotheism and the Structures of Divinity
86
Collective Memory and Amnesia in the Bible
124
Biblical Memory between Religion Theology
159
Sources and Bibliography
173
Index
183
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