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Primäre und sekundäre Religion als Kategorie der Religionsgeschichte des Alten Testaments
Wagner, Andreas, editor

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2006 pp. viii + 329. $132.30

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 364


Description: The change in the "type of religion" in ancient Israel from the time of Exile to the post-exilic period, which was paralleled by and connected with the creation of a canon, has been the subject of various research studies in religious history. It is the purpose of the present volume of collected papers to examine whether and how the categories of "Primary and secondary religion" developed by T. Sundermeier and J. Assmann can be used to describe this change. The volume combines contributions from various disciplines (Theology/Old Testament Studies, Egyptology, Ancient Oriental Studies, Classical Studies and Religious Studies).

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Religions

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Review by Mark W. Hamilton
Published 6/7/2008
Citation: Mark W. Hamilton, review of Andreas Wagner, ed., Primäre und sekundäre Religion als Kategorie der Religionsgeschichte des Alten Testaments, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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