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Bibil Identifier bibil:212972
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Clash of Symbolic Universes
Title (English, ) Judeanism vs Hellenism
Author Cromhout, Markus
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 63, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 1089-1117 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article investigates how Judeans responded to Hellenism in order to maintain the integrity of their ethnic identity. Judeanism and Hellenism are regarded as alternative “symbolic universes”. It is shown that Judeans used various approaches to maintain their symbolic universe. This included Berger and Luckmann’s notions of theology, nihilation and therapy, but also accommodation, adapt-ation, appropriation of Hellenistic elements, collective opposition (or ethnicism) and a reinforcement of primordial sentiments.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism
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