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The World's Religions - Chapter VI, Judaism, Revelation, Summary & Analysis

Huston Smith
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Chapter VI, Judaism, Revelation, Summary and Analysis

The Jews found a more profound meaning for life than any of their Mediterranean neighbors and their explanation for this is that they did not find it on their own but by revelation. In that revelation, God first made Himself known by what He did and then later through words of the prophets. The Exodus revealed, for example, God's saving power, and delineated a time that changed a people into a nation. In the process, the powerfulness of God was made known to the people as well as His divine love for the people. The Exodus further reveals the intervention of God in the daily lives of people. In short, as this became clear to the Jews, the idea of covenant with God was formulated. Therefore, the Jewish passion for "meaning" was simplified through revelation...

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