The Law of God Paperback

The Philosophical History of an Idea

by Remi Brague;

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The Law of God

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The law of God: these words conjure an image of Moses breaking the tablets at Mount Sinai, but the history of the alliance between law and divinity is so much longer, and its scope so much broader, than a single Judeo-Christian scene can possibly suggest. In his stunningly ambitious history, Remi Brague goes back three thousand years to trace this idea of divine law in the West from prehistoric religions to modern times - giving new depth to today's discussions about the role of God in worldly affairs.Brague masterfully describes the differing conceptions of divine law in Judaic, Islamic, and Christian traditions and illuminates these ideas with a wide range of philosophical, political, and religious sources. In conclusion, he addresses the recent break in the alliance between law and divinity - when modern societies, far from connecting the tow, started to think of law simply as the rule human community gives itself. Exploring what this disconnection means for the contemporary world, Brague reengages readers in a millennia-long intellectual tradition, ultimately arriving at a better comprehension of our own modernity.

The Law of God by Remi Brague was published by The University of Chicago Press in October 2008 and is our 51643rd best seller. The ISBN for The Law of God is 9780226070797.

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Details for The Law of God

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThe University of Chicago Press (October 2008)
Number of Pages384
Thickness20 mm
Height230 mm
Width165 mm
Product Code1225598
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