Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

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University of Chicago Press, 29 .. 2001 - 658 ˹
Elegant and inventive, Surpassing Wonder uncovers how the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Talmuds of the Rabbis are related and how, collectively, they make up the core of Western consciousness. Donald Harman Akenson provides an incisive critique of how religious scholars have distorted the holy books and argues that it was actually the inventor of the Hebrew scriptures who shaped our concept of narrative historythereby founding Western culture.
 

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SURPASSING WONDER: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds

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Venturing as an amateur into biblical and Judaic studies, historian Akenson (Queen's University, Ontario) constructs a brilliant integrative theory of continuities and parallels between Hebrew ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

LibraryThing Review

Ԩóҡ  - stevenschroeder - LibraryThing

Akenson describes Surpassing Wonder as a long love letter to Tanakh, the "New Testament," and the Talmuds. Readers are well advised to approach the book with something of a lover's patient indulgence ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

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Donald Harman Akenson teaches at Queen's University in Canada and is the Beamish Research Professor at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. He is the Canada Council Molson Laureate and the author of over twenty books and novels.

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