Oh hai. I'm using this board.
So, I'm reading The Evolution of God, by Robert Wright, and it's really well written. Also, despite spending much of my life studying the Bible and religion, I'm learning all the stuff for the first time that I was never taught. So like, I knew the basics of documentary hypothesis, but not all of the super cool scholarship that has since emerged. It's been awhile since a book has made this kind of impression on me (at least a couple years). Like seeing all of these different verses I'm very familiar with be explained in a way that makes much more sense than I was ever taught. (God destroying all the other gods -- not as symbolic, or iconographic, but as literal monolatrism, which obv makes sense but is presented in this book in a really intrsting, well-written manner.)
― Mordy, Monday, 25 January 2010 14:22 (thirteen years ago) link
― Mordy, Monday, 25 January 2010 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link
Also written about in NYB: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23537
Mordy, you have piqued my interest! I'll scrounge around here and see if I can find a copy.
― Reading makes my ovaries hurt (Laurel), Monday, 25 January 2010 14:36 (thirteen years ago) link