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Bibil Identifier bibil:212792
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Die mag van religieuse idees
Author le Roux, Jurie
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language Afrikaans
Pages 743-753 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article focuses on Max Weber’s views on the power of religious ideas. Ideas shape the world by creating groups following their own interests. Weber also illustrates how one idea (the covenant) shaped Israel into a nation and how one group (the priests) formed the Israelite society by imposing their views (which can be found in the laws) on the believing community. Closely related to ideas is a rationality by means of which Israel defined their religious identity. The article concludes with the challenge to take Weber seriously in all our Old Testament endeavours.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Weber, Max
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