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No other gods [electronic resource] : emergent monotheism in Israel / Robert Karl Gnuse.

By: Gnuse, Robert Karl, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 241.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (392 p.).ISBN: 9780567374158 (electronic bk.); 0567374157 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Theology | Monotheism -- Palestine -- History of doctrines | Monotheism | Monoth�eisme -- Palestine -- Histoire | Monoth�eisme -- Moyen-Orient -- Histoire | Monoth�eisme -- Enseignement biblique | Isra�el | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Monothe�isme | Oude TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No other gods.DDC classification: 221.9/5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
New understandings of the Israelite settlement process -- Recent scholarship on the development of monotheism in ancient Israel -- Monotheism in ancient Israel's world -- History of monotheism in Israel -- Worldview of emergent monotheism among the Jews -- Ongoing tradition of emergent monotheism -- Hebrew Bible and process theology -- Punctuated equilibria as an evolutionary model for the social sciences and Biblical studies.
Summary: 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 arg.
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This book emerged from a seminar paper given at Loyola University of New Orleans in 1985.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [357]-383) and indexes.

New understandings of the Israelite settlement process -- Recent scholarship on the development of monotheism in ancient Israel -- Monotheism in ancient Israel's world -- History of monotheism in Israel -- Worldview of emergent monotheism among the Jews -- Ongoing tradition of emergent monotheism -- Hebrew Bible and process theology -- Punctuated equilibria as an evolutionary model for the social sciences and Biblical studies.

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 arg.

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