God's Peoples: Covenant and Land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster

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Cornell University Press, 1992 - Religion - 404 pages
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Chosen as one of Library Journal's Best Books of 1992

"Superb scholarship and compelling writing."--Library Journal "Splendidly illuminating and enthrallingly readable."--Conor Cruise O'Brien

Asserting that the dominant peoples of South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel have based their cultural identity on a belief in a covenant with an all-powerful God, Akenson vividly characterizes the effects of this conviction on each nation's history.

 

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GOD'S PEOPLES: Covenant and Land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster

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Bold, often brilliant, but perhaps strained attempt by Akenson (History/Queen's Univ.) to trace how ancient Hebrew scriptures have ``formed the fundamental pattern of mind of the three societies'' of ... Read full review

God's peoples: covenant and land in South Africa, Israel, and Ulster

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In this sterling study of three of the world's most obdurate political conflicts, Akenson finds a common thread in the views of Ulster Scots Presbyterians, Dutch Reformed Church Afrikaners, and the ... Read full review

Contents

COVENANTAL CULTURES IN THE MAKING
43
Part HI THE COVENANT AND THE STATE
181
THE COVENANT IN RECENT TIMES
261
Afrikaners and Apartheid 1969 to
295
Completing the Circle
311
Living with Gods Peoples
349
NOTES
359
INDEX
395
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About the author (1992)

Donald Harman Akenson is Professor of History at Queen's University, Kingston (Canada), and Beamish Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, England. A senior editor at McGill-Queen's University Press, he is an award-winning author of numerous books on a wide range of topics,
including Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds.

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