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No Other Gods : Emergent Monotheism -  Gnuse

No Other Gods

Emergent Monotheism

By: Gnuse

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9781850756576

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This is the first full-scale assessment of the theological, social and ideational implications of our new understandings of ancient Israel's social and religious development. Scholars now stress the gradual emergence of Israel out of the culture of ancient Palestine and the surrounding ancient Near East rather than contrast Israel with the ancient world. Our new paradigms stress the ongoing and unfinished nature of the monotheistic 'revolution', which is indeed still in process today. Gnuse takes a further bold step in setting the emergence of monotheism in a wider intellectual context: he argues brilliantly that the interpretation of Israel's development as both an evolutionary and revolutionary process corresponds to categories of contemporary evolutionary thought in the biological and palaeontological sciences (Punctuated Equilibrium).

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
New Understandings of the Israelite Settlement Processp. 23
Recent Scholarship on the Development of Monotheism in Ancient Israelp. 62
Monotheism in Ancient Israel's Worldp. 129
History of Monotheism in Israelp. 177
The Worldview of Emergent Monotheism among the Jewsp. 229
The Ongoing Tradition of Emergent Monotheismp. 274
The Hebrew Bible and Process Theologyp. 298
Punctuated Equilibria as an Evolutionary Model for the Social Sciences and Biblical Studiesp. 321
Conclusionsp. 346
Bibliographyp. 357
Index of Referencesp. 384
Index of Authorsp. 387
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ISBN: 9781850756576
ISBN-10: 1850756570
Series: Jsots Series Vol 241
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1