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Ideology

James Barr

in History and Ideology in the Old Testament

Published in print May 2000 | ISBN: 9780198269878
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600401 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269870.003.0005
 Ideology

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In spite of its importance on the present scene of biblical study, it is far from clear what ‘ideology’ actually is. The term is often used pejoratively; but it is also possible to praise it and regard ideology as not only inevitable but also desirable. Moreover, are the thoughts of the biblical writers themselves ideology? Examples of contrary views are surveyed.

Keywords: Clines; marginalization; Marxism

Chapter.  16520 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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