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Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds
by Donald Harman Akenson
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-226-01073-1
Library of Congress Classification BS511.2.A385 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 220.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Elegant and inventive, Surpassing Wonder uncovers how the ancient Hebrew scriptures, the Christian New Testament, and the Talmuds of the Rabbis are related and how, collectively, they make up the core of Western consciousness. Donald Harman Akenson provides an incisive critique of how religious scholars have distorted the holy books and argues that it was actually the inventor of the Hebrew scriptures who shaped our concept of narrative history—thereby founding Western culture.

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