The Age of the Parákletos

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French
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A Historical Defense of Rabbinic Knowledge
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This book concerns the history of the Bible, Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and theological-political thought in the West. Its operation is threefold. First, it shows that the biblical text can be read as a theological-political narrative about a god who strives to be recognized as such by a group of people. Second, it reconstructs the history of the conversation that took place around this narrative from the fourth century BCE to the beginning of the Middle Ages, showing how it was dependent on social and political circumstances, rather than on theological notions. Lastly, it distinguishes between two strands of the conversation—the Christian and the Rabbinic—that carried the narrative through the Middle Ages and explains why the latter offered a more advanced interface with the political reality than the former. This book introduces a reading of the biblical narrative that takes seriously the difference between the two creation stories that begin the Book of Genesis and considers them as referring to two distinct divinities. This reading reveals in the Bible an overarching narrative about the god Yhwh, who tries to impose himself as the sovereign of Israel by claiming that he is the same god as Elohim—the benevolent creator of the perfect world.

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November, 2021
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Ron Naiweld
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978-1-7936-5503-5
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Ce livre concerne l'histoire de la Bible, du christianisme, du judaïsme rabbinique et de la pensée théologico-politique en Occident. Son opération est triple. Premièrement, il montre que le texte biblique peut être lu comme un récit théologico-politique sur un dieu qui cherche à être reconnu comme tel par des humains. Deuxièmement, il reconstitue l'histoire de la conversation qui s'est déroulée autour de ce récit depuis le IVe siècle avant notre ère jusqu'au début du Moyen Âge. Enfin, il distingue deux courants de cette conversation – le Chrétien et le Rabbinique – qui ont diffusé le récit pendant la Moyen Âge, et explique pourquoi le dernier a offert une interface plus avancée avec la réalité politique que le premier.
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