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Published: 20 July 2021

320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780192898685

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The Idea of Semitic Monotheism

The Rise and Fall of a Scholarly Myth

Guy G. Stroumsa

  • Considers key aspects of the scholarly study of religion in the long nineteenth century
  • Investigates the new status of Judaism and Islam in the formative period of the new discipline
  • Focuses on the concept of Semitic monotheism--a concept developed by Ernest Renan--on the basis of the postulated contradistinction between Aryan and Semitic families of peoples, cultures, and religions