The Resource Holy resilience : the Bible's traumatic origins, David M. Carr

Holy resilience : the Bible's traumatic origins, David M. Carr

Label
Holy resilience : the Bible's traumatic origins
Title
Holy resilience
Title remainder
the Bible's traumatic origins
Statement of responsibility
David M. Carr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, David McLain
Dewey number
220.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BS445
LC item number
.C37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Suffering
  • Suffering
Label
Holy resilience : the Bible's traumatic origins, David M. Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300204568
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877369828
  • 748930
  • (OCoLC)ocn877369828
  • 748930
Label
Holy resilience : the Bible's traumatic origins, David M. Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9780300204568
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)877369828
  • 748930
  • (OCoLC)ocn877369828
  • 748930

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