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Отзывы учащихся о курсе Предыстория Библии, её цель и политическое будущее от партнера Университет Эмори

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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 авг. 2020 г.

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 окт. 2016 г.

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 из 91 отзывов о курсе Предыстория Библии, её цель и политическое будущее

автор: Edi d

30 авг. 2016 г.

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

автор: Gustavo O

13 сент. 2018 г.

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

автор: Saleh M

3 нояб. 2016 г.

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

автор: Naokichi D

9 мар. 2018 г.

Enriching historical knowledge in every course material.

автор: Rosalee C

7 авг. 2016 г.

This is a very enlightening course. I loved it.

автор: Sven S

29 нояб. 2018 г.

Great course, very interesting and good lecturer

автор: David H

16 мая 2018 г.

Great course, it gave me plenty to think about.

автор: Brigette M

26 мая 2021 г.

Very enjoyable and insightful class Thank you

автор: Hadar Z

6 нояб. 2021 г.

very interesting, from many different angles.


1 авг. 2020 г.

Amazing insight into the Biblical world.

автор: Jereesh E

11 окт. 2018 г.

Very much interesting information

автор: Marco S d P

16 мая 2016 г.

Grest course! I do recommend!

автор: Pamela m k

14 авг. 2016 г.

Outstanding in every way.

автор: Winston A W

29 нояб. 2020 г.

Excellent, thank you.

автор: Guillermo

18 июля 2017 г.

Un curso excepcional

автор: Maria C B

11 мар. 2020 г.


автор: Federico C

7 июня 2018 г.

Great teacher

автор: Lloyd H

1 апр. 2021 г.


автор: Shannon M

27 янв. 2021 г.

love it!!!

автор: Andreina L K

9 июня 2019 г.

Me encanto

автор: Lyola T

11 апр. 2020 г.


автор: Steven R C

14 нояб. 2019 г.

Thank you

автор: Rodrigo A R O

20 авг. 2018 г.

muy bueno

автор: Luz-Elena C

1 авг. 2017 г.

Best one!

автор: Augustine B L

30 янв. 2017 г.