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By Michael Coogan

ISBN-10: 0807001945

ISBN-13: 9780807001943

ISBN-10: 1520097913

ISBN-13: 9781520097916

For readers drawn to exploring the roots in their spiritual traditions, for critics of non secular intolerance, and for an individual who desires to find out about the origins of the ethnic and spiritual animosities that persist to this day

Throughout heritage, within the carrier of politics and tool, the biblical inspiration of selected humans has been used to justify prejudice, persecution, invasion, and genocide. In God's Favorites, fashionable biblical pupil Michael Coogan evaluations the assumption of "chosenness" in Judaism and Christianity. Coogan argues that it's not God who chooses members and teams yet quite that teams describe themselves as divinely selected to rationalize their view of themselves as stronger to others. He then indicates how the declare of divine selection has been used from biblical occasions to the current, frequently with pernicious effects, to augment a group's vainness and to valid its territorial enlargement. instead of the belief of chosenness, Coogan demands a renewed concentrate on the Bible's common issues and the concept that God isn't keen on anyone workforce of people.

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