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The Beginning of Politics

Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel

Moshe Halbertal Stephen Holmes

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Princeton University Press
18 June 2019
Philosophy of religion; Jewish studies; Political science & theory; Religious & theocratic ideologies
How the book of Samuel offers a timeless meditation on the dilemmas of statecraft The book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book's anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author was also an uncannily astute observer of political life and the moral comprom
By:   Moshe Halbertal, Stephen Holmes
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780691191683
ISBN 10:   0691191689
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   18 June 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Moshe Halbertal is the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University and the John and Golda Cohen Professor of Jewish Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Stephen Holmes is the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at New York University.

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