The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future

Emory University

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4.36667 / 5, 2 reviews
Topic: Social Sciences, Humanities
Intro: How and why was the Bible written? This course synthesizes fascinating recent research in biblical studies and presents a powerful new thesis: The Bible's primary purpose is not religious but political. Facing catastrophic defeat, the biblical authors created a new form of community. Their achievements bear directly on modern questions of politics, economics, and theology.
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November 8, 2015
Intense examination of the biblical world. Dr. Wright is certainly an astute scholar. While his lectures/ the course material are sometimes daunting and intricate, it's all quite intellectually stimulating for eager students of this subject. 
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February 25, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed this course, both the lectures and the materials associated with them  I've been out of biblical studies for a while and enjoyed the chance to catch up on some new ideas.
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