The Religion of Israel (Classic Reprint)

The Religion of Israel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Religion of Israel Each of these periods had produced its memorials or left its deposits, Which have to some extent been preserved in the varied literature that we call the ot, and these are our chief sources for the study of Hebrew religion. In early songs and stories, in short, simple codes of laws, this life'and religion finds its first expression. Then come early attempts at regular national chronicles. The first written sermons show that there is real literary culture, if of a simple kind. Later the laws are set in a more elaborate codification, and. History is written from a definite religious point of view. Finally the whole is placed in'the framework of the world's history, and a sacred book comes into existence which has nourished simple piety and produced hard dogma of religion and science. In other articles the political history will be treated at length and the Bible as literature discussed; here it is sufficient to say that no real history of the religion could be written until literary criticism had' solved many problems, showing, c.g., that the Pentateuch consists of documents that can now be related to widely separated periods of the nation's life, and that the sixty-six chap ters of Isaiah represent many stages of ethical prophecy and apocalyptic thought. Our discussion must relate itself to this history andfrest upon this basis of modern critical scholarship. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243267177
  • 9780243267170