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Title:
Slaying the dragon : mythmaking in the biblical tradition
Author:
Batto, Bernard Frank.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, [1992]

©1992
Physical Description:
viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780664253530
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS1183 .B38 1992 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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In Slaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition , Bernard Batto argues that biblical authors, like other ancient Near East authors, used mythic traditions in composing their works. Batto joins massive evidence with masterful argument to show that myth actually lies at the heart of the theological enterprise of the biblical authors. Slaying the Dragon is sure to provoke dicussion on the theological relevance of myth in the biblical tradition.


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