Myth, God, and War: The Mythopoetic Inspiration of Joshua
Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2007 pp. 200. $29.00
Description: This work demonstrates the power of the ancient, biblical narrative, the book of Joshua, as it pertains to everyday life. The book intends to dismiss antiquated assumptions of biblical formation by examining biblical scholarship from new and creative phenomenological perspectives. Professor Soggie argues that the anecdotal wisdom drawn from these perspectives exposes the natural function of the narrative as it relates to every individual and transforms the way we view ancient literature. Furthermore, this study challenges readers' predisposed assertions about the book of Joshua so that it feels as though they are being introduced to the story for the first time. Top biblical scholars, experts in archetypal psychology, and novices alike will be able to expand their view of ancient literature.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, Joshua, Literature
Review by Ovidiu Creangă
Citation: Ovidiu Creangă, review of Neil A. Soggie, Myth, God, and War: The Mythopoetic Inspiration of Joshua, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).
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