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From the Stone Age to Christianity: monotheism and historical process

Author: Albright, William Foxwell Publisher: Wipf and Stock, 1946.Language: EnglishDescription: 367 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1592443397Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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From the Stone Age to Christianity Monotheism and the Historical Process Table of Contents PAGE CHAPTER L NEW HORIZONS IN HISTORY . . . . . A. The Archaeological Revolution . . . . . . . . B. The Discovery and Interpretation of Ancient Near-Eastern Written Documents . . . . . . . . . . 1. Discovery and Interpretation: An Historical Sketch . 2. Linguistic and Philological Method in the Interpretation of Written Documents . . . C. The Discovery and Interpretation of Unwritten Documents from the Ancient Near East . . . . . . . . 1. Discovery and Methodology . . . . . . . 2. The Historical Interpretation of Archaeological Data D. Oral and Written Transmission of History . . . . 1. The Characteristics of Oral Tradition. . . . 2. The Transmission of Written Documents . . . CHAPTER II: TOWARD AN ORGANISMIC PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY. . .. . . A. General Tendencies in the Philosophy of History . . . 1. From Hegel to the Sociologists 2. The Encyclopaedic-Analytic Tendency in the Philosophy of History . . . . . . . . . B. Current Aspects of Historical Determinism . . . . C. The Epistemology of History D. Some Fundamental Principles underlying History . . E. Toward an Organismic Philosophy of History . . . CHAPTER III. PRAEPARATIO . . . . . . . . A. The Evolution of Material Civilization in the Near East from the Earliest Times to the Seventeenth Century B. C 1. The Stone Age . . . . . . . . . 2. The Chalcolithic Age and the Irrigation Culture . . 1 1 6 6 14 20 20 28 33 33 43 48 50 51 60 70 75 79 82 88 88 88 96 Y TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 3. The Early and Middle Bronze Ages: Mesopotamia . 4. The Early and Middle Bronze Ages: Egypt . . . 5. The Early and Middle Bronze Ages: Palestine, Syria, AsiaMinor .. 1. The Nature and Evolution of Primitive Religion . 2. Egyptian Religion between 3000 and 1600 B. C. . 3. Mesopotamian Religion between 3000 and 1600 B. C. 105 113 .118 123 130 140 B. The Religious Life of the Early and Middle Bronze Ages . 123 CHAPTER IV. WHEN ISRAEL WAS A CHILD . . . (Hosea 11:1) . 1. The Political and Cultural Background, 1600-1200 B. C. 2. The Background of Religion and Thought, 1600 1200 B.C. B. The Hebrew Background of Israelite Origins . . . 1. The Geographical and Ethnic Background . . 2. The Religious Background C. The Religion of Moses 1. The Documentary Sources . . . . . . 2. The Historical Foundations of Israelite Tradition 3. Moses and Monotheism . . . . . . . 150 A. The Ancient Oriental Background of Israelite Origins . 150 151 157 179 179 184 189 189 193 196 CHAPTER V. CHARISMA AND CATHARSIS . . . . . A. The Charismatic Age of Israel . . . . . . . B. The United Monarchy and the Beginnings of the Prophetic Movement. . · . 208 210 .221 C. The Divided Monarchy and the Charismatic Prophets . 228 1. The Age of the Ecstatic Prophets 2. The Age of the Rhapsodist Prophets . . . D. Catharsis. 228 236 240 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE Xi CHAPTER VI. IN THE FULNESS OF TIME . . . (Galatians 4: 4) ...................................................................................... 256 A. The Rise and Diffusion of Hellenic Culture . . . ............. 256 B. Judaism and the Religious Life of the Hellenistic Age ... 265 C. Non-Hellenic Currents in Hellenistic Judaism . . . ....... 275 D. Jesus the Christ ....................................................... 292 1. The Documentary Sources ..................................... 292 2. The Religion of Jesus . . . . . . . ....................... 300 EPILOGUE ...................................................................................... 309 NOTES ............................................................................................. 313 TITLES OF JOURNALS AND BOOKS ABBREVIATED IN THE NOTES .............................................................................................. 343 INDEX ................................................................................................ 345 ADDENDA TO THE SECOND EDITION ..................................... 364

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