BH ideology and theological history?

Vincent DeCaen decaen at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu May 2 14:26:40 EDT 2002


dear friends,

i had a friend ask about the writing of history in the absence of concrete 
historical knowledge (how it really was): this was in reference to chains of 
transmission, and no doubt would be related to religious traditions 
generally: whether zen buddhist masters or rabbis or whatever. he wanted 
to know about the agenda of these writers, and how both ideology and 
creativity combine to generate such "histories".

i thought the topic overlaps with hebrew bible too ;-)  has anyone seen 
anything recent along these lines...?  i guess, especially in terms of 
medieval jewish studies.....

cheers
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Vincent DeCaen, Ph.D. <decaen at chass.utoronto.ca>
University of Toronto

Hebrew Syntax Encoding Initiative (HSEI)
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