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The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose, and Political Future

How and why was the Bible written? Drawing on the latest archeological research and a wide range of comparative texts, this course synthesizes fascinating recent research in biblical studies and presents a powerful new thesis: Facing catastrophic defeat, the biblical authors created a new form of community—what today we would call "peoplehood." Their achievements bear directly on modern questions of politics, economics, and theology.

Start Date: May 01, 2014 Topics: Economics

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  • Dates: May 01, 2014 to Jun 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Economics

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