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Voltar para A História, Propósitos e Futuro Político da Bíblia

Comentários e feedback de alunos de A História, Propósitos e Futuro Político da Bíblia da instituição Universidade Emory

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Sobre o curso

With its walls razed to ground by Babylon’s armies, Jerusalem joined a long line of ancient vanquished cities—from Ur and Nineveh and Persepolis to Babylon itself. While some recovered from the destruction, others did not. But none responded to political catastrophe by fashioning the kind of elaborate and enduring monument to their own downfall that we find in the Bible. Most conquered populations viewed their subjugation as a source of shame. They consigned it to oblivion, opting instead to extol the golden ages of the past. The biblical authors in contrast reacted to loss by composing extensive writings that acknowledge collective failure, reflect deeply upon its causes, and discover thereby a ground for collective hope. Working through colorful biblical and ancient Near Eastern texts, and drawing on an array of comparative examples, the course illustrates the thoroughgoing manner with which biblical authors responded to defeat by advancing a demotic agenda that places the community at the center. The aim of the biblical authors was to create a nation, and they sought to realize this goal via a shared text, which includes stories and songs, wisdom and laws. This corpus of writings belongs, without a doubt, to humanity’s greatest achievements. Whereas the great civilizations of the Near East invested their energies and resources into monuments of stone that could be destroyed by invading armies, the biblical authors left a literary legacy that has been intensively studied until the present day. More important, these authors’ visionary response to defeat brought to light a radical new wisdom: the notion that a people is greater than the state which governs it, and that a community can survive collapse when all of its members can claim a piece of the pie and therefore have a reason to take an active part in its collective life....

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MA

Aug 20, 2020

The course develops ways of considering the Hebrew Bible that empowers a believer in another faith tradition with a greater scope to look beyond assumptions about literal truths and polemic tropes.

CS

Oct 12, 2016

It's a very good course if you want to know how the bible came into being, events that happened from the very beginning and how the bible continues to remain and be read even today. Wonderful!

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51 — 71 de 71 Avaliações para o A História, Propósitos e Futuro Político da Bíblia

por HEPHZIBAH P F

Aug 01, 2020

Amazing insight into the Biblical world.

por Jereesh K E

Oct 11, 2018

Very much interesting information

por Marco S d P

May 16, 2016

Grest course! I do recommend!

por Pamela m k

Aug 14, 2016

Outstanding in every way.

por Guillermo I R

Jul 18, 2017

Un curso excepcional

por Maria C V B

Mar 11, 2020

EXCELENTE MATERIAL!

por Federico C

Jun 07, 2018

Great teacher

por Andreina K

Jun 09, 2019

Me encanto

por Lyola T

Apr 12, 2020

Excellent

por Steven R C

Nov 15, 2019

Thank you

por Rodrigo A R O

Aug 21, 2018

muy bueno

por Luz-Elena C

Aug 01, 2017

Best one!

por Liao, B

Jan 30, 2017

Great!

por Ross M

Jul 26, 2019

The most detailed MOOC I have ever seen. Very high quality videos, presentation and content. I like the fact that there are many links to explore and do futher learning.

Some of the transcription is a little ropey/plain wrong and you have to google what you think you've heard to get the word/name etc. And there are the odd fragments where a question is asked and then it goes off on a tangent and you're not quite sure if you did actually get the answer but otherwise a really, really good course and excellent instructor.

por Carolyn S

Jul 15, 2020

I just completed The Bible's Prehistory, Purpose and Political Future which was fascinating and informative. Dr. Wright's book "David" was helpful and enlightening. However, I did not expect the amount of reading involved in the module reading section; I do intend to go back and read some of the papers that I was not able to read at the time. This course has definitely encouraged me to explore further into this subject. Thank you for allowing me to participate. Carolyn Smith

por Guido P

Jul 23, 2020

Excellent course, the only comment I would like to add is just let the interviewed develop more deeply their comments. Nevertheless, it is a very touching and well-prepared course. Astonishing extra material to keep on studying.

Thanks and keep on going

por Robyn B

Oct 14, 2016

I found the background given for the writing of the bible very interesting and gave me a whole new perspective on Hebrew Scriptures.

por Alice Z

Jan 21, 2019

Well done basic history tweaked towards the Hebrew Bible veracity.

por CHAN W F P

Jan 10, 2018

Good and cncise historical background for me,

por Joy S

Jan 07, 2017

Very complex and tedious subject.

por Leanne W

Aug 10, 2016

Can't actually be done as a free course, like others on the site; you have to pay just to get a quiz grade.