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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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19 de ago de 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.


11 de out de 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 — 75 de 91 Avaliações para o A História, Propósitos e Futuro Político da Bíblia

por Edi d

30 de ago de 2016

This course has mad me look at the Bible in a completely new and exciting way.

por Gustavo O

13 de set de 2018

Very good teacher and the course is amazing! Thank you for share!!

por Saleh M

3 de nov de 2016

it would be better if we could do exams without buying certificate

por Naokichi D

9 de mar de 2018

Enriching historical knowledge in every course material.

por Rosalee C

7 de ago de 2016

This is a very enlightening course. I loved it.

por Sven S

29 de nov de 2018

Great course, very interesting and good lecturer

por David H

16 de mai de 2018

Great course, it gave me plenty to think about.

por Brigette M

26 de mai de 2021

Very enjoyable and insightful class Thank you

por Hadar Z

6 de nov de 2021

very interesting, from many different angles.


1 de ago de 2020

Amazing insight into the Biblical world.

por Jereesh E

11 de out de 2018

Very much interesting information

por Marco S d P

16 de mai de 2016

Grest course! I do recommend!

por Pamela m k

14 de ago de 2016

Outstanding in every way.

por Winston A W

29 de nov de 2020

Excellent, thank you.

por Guillermo

18 de jul de 2017

Un curso excepcional

por Maria C B

11 de mar de 2020


por Federico C

7 de jun de 2018

Great teacher

por Lloyd H

1 de abr de 2021


por Shannon M

27 de jan de 2021

love it!!!

por Andreina L K

9 de jun de 2019

Me encanto

por Lyola T

11 de abr de 2020


por Steven R C

14 de nov de 2019

Thank you

por Rodrigo A R O

20 de ago de 2018

muy bueno

por Luz-Elena C

1 de ago de 2017

Best one!

por Augustine B L

30 de jan de 2017