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The World's Religions - Chapter VII, Judaism, Meaning in God, Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VII, Judaism, Meaning in God, Summary and Analysis

Though not a dull history by any means, the progress of the Jewish people, who eventually settled in the postage stamp land of Canaan, eventually made an amazing impact on the religious history of the world. At the time of their beginnings, the prevailing idea of the world and everything in it held that some form of creation took place and the Jewish concept took on an anthropomorphic form that could walk through a garden with man. The difference between Jewish thought and that of other cultures of the day was the singleness of the god concept rather than the idea of deities governing each major power of the universe. In other words, the religion of the Jews was monotheistic and portrayed a God of loving-kindness rather than the immoral, indifferent...

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