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Bibil Identifier bibil:220325
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) How Christianity Won the World
Author Lemche, Niels Peter
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 23, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 103-121 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article traces the ideology that allowed Christian civilization to conquer the world. It opens with a view of biblical “national” foundation myths, the Exodus and the Babylonian Exile, and shows how this ideology also allowed for ethnic cleansing, if not genocide, and how those played a dominant role in the mind of western Christians who simply adopted the biblical attitude to foreign nations as their own. A changing perspective including a not so historically dominated reading of the Bible may put an end to the western idea of a God given right to oppress all the nations of the world.
DOI 10.1080/09018320902853798
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Identity
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Diaspora
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postcolonialism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Joshua
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Mission
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