Amos and the Cosmic Imagination Society for Old Testament Study Monographs James Linville

ISBN: 9780754693550

Published: May 1st 2008

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212 pages


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Amos and the Cosmic Imagination Society for Old Testament Study Monographs  by  James Linville

Amos and the Cosmic Imagination Society for Old Testament Study Monographs by James Linville
May 1st 2008 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 212 pages | ISBN: 9780754693550 | 4.78 Mb

Said to contain the words of the earliest of the biblical prophets (8th century BCE), the Book of Amos is reinterpreted by James Linville in light of new and sometimes controversial historical approaches to the Bible. Amos is read as the literaryMoreSaid to contain the words of the earliest of the biblical prophets (8th century BCE), the Book of Amos is reinterpreted by James Linville in light of new and sometimes controversial historical approaches to the Bible.

Amos is read as the literary product of the Persianera community in Judah. Its representations of divinehuman communication are investigated in the context of the ancient writers own role as transmitters and shapers of religious traditions. Amoss extraordinary poetry expresses mythical conceptions of divine manifestation and a process of destruction and recreation of the cosmos which reveals that behind the appearances of the natural world is a heavenly, cosmic temple.



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