Conceptualization of Divinity: Forming of Divine Imagery in Hebrew Bible and Ugaritic Texts in the Light of Cognitive Science of Religion

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The thesis examines the question of forming of conceptualization of divinity in the Hebrew Bible and in Ugaritic texts via phenomenological textual analysis of divine imagery of deities Baal and El in Ugaritic texts and that of Yahweh, the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible. Various theories of Cognitive Science of Religion about anthropomorhism, intuitive thinking and supernatural agents are applied and developed further in order to answer to the question of why there are certain similarities between imageries of Yahweh, Baal and El. The dissertation consist of three individually published articles, introduction and conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusIn preparation - 1 Oct 2017
MoE publication typeG5 Doctoral dissertation (article)

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Ugarit
  • Ancient Near East
  • Biblical Studies
  • Old Testament studies
  • Cognitive Science of Religion

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