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Bibil Identifier bibil:239239
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Holy Resilience
Title (English, ) The Bible's Traumatic Origins
Author Carr, David M.
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 19203
Place 22.061
Publishing house Yale University Press
Place New Haven
ISBN 978-0-300-20456-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
322 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests eminent religious scholar David Carr. The Bible’s ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. In his fascinating and provocative reinterpretation of the Bible’s origins, the author tells the story of how the Jewish people and Christian community had to adapt to survive multiple catastrophes and how their holy scriptures both reflected and reinforced each religion’s resilient nature.
Carr’s thought-provoking analysis demonstrates how many of the central tenets of biblical religion, including monotheism and the idea of suffering as God’s retribution, are factors that provided Judaism and Christianity with the strength and flexibility to endure in the face of disaster. In addition, the author explains how the Jewish Bible was deeply shaped by the Jewish exile in Babylon, an event that it rarely describes, and how the Christian Bible was likewise shaped by the unspeakable shame of having a crucified savior.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Psychology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Monotheism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exile
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Abraham
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Roman Period (from 63 BCE) : First Jewish War (66-74) : Destruction of the Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Passion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Trauma
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