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Sunday, 24 July 2016
Stimuli of Canonisation

Religion and Cultural Memory (tr. Rodney Livingstone),
Jan Assmann, Stanford University Press, 2006, page 65

Assmann is now going - taking Israel as an example - to discuss five "tendencies or stimuli to canonisation" that, although they may be found partly in other cultures or nations, are more or less specific to the ancient Israelite or early Jewish position. These are:

  1. The excarnation of laws and the invetion of a normative past

  2. The excarnation of tradition

  3. A canon from above: the imperial authorisation of laws in Persia

  4. Text communities and Core Libraries

  5. The anathematising of idolatry and the process of linguistic narrowing

We'll take a look at each of Assmann's five stimuli in the following posts.

Posted By Jonathan, 8:05am Comment Comments: 0