Solomon and Solomonic Literature
Sprache - Englisch
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Moncure Daniel Conway's 'Solomon and Solomonic Literature' delves into the multifaceted legacy of King Solomon, portraying a character whose influence extends beyond the boundaries of religious doctrine into the realms of myth and folklore. Conway's exploration is keen and meticulous, awakening the ancient king's legend by tracing the dichotomy between Solomon's supernatural prowess and his revered wisdom. The literary style combines rigorous historical inquiry with a narrative flair, situating the book within the broader context of biblical scholarship and comparative mythology. Conway's keen analysis of the 'bifold evolution' of Solomonic legend provides a nuanced understanding of how myth and scripture intersect and propagate through cultures and epochs.
The erudite Moncure Daniel Conway, a man of letters in the truest sense, brings a wealth of knowledge to his examination of Solomon's story. Known not only for his scholarly pursuits but also for his commitment to the ideals of social reform and his role in the abolitionist movement, Conway's intellectual journey perhaps informed his interest in the duality of Solomon's portrayal as both a wise leader and an emblem of grandeur. This interest materializes in his work as a vivid scholarly investigation, reflecting an author deeply engaged with questions of moral leadership, societal values, and the longevity of legendary narratives.
'Recommended for both scholars of theological history and readers intrigued by the endurance of myth, 'Solomon and Solomonic Literature' is an essential addition to the study of biblical figures within the wider tapestry of human folklore. The book's appeal lies in Conway's skillful dissection of complex cultural phenomena, offering insights that are as profound as they are accessible. A discerning reader will find within its pages a treasure trove of wisdom—not unlike that attributed to Solomon himself.
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Moncure Daniel Conway (1832–1907) was an American abolitionist, Unitarian minister, and writer, who played a significant role in the intellectual life of the 19th century. Conway, born in Virginia to a prominent slaveholding family, underwent a remarkable ideological transformation, embracing anti-slavery sentiments and becoming an ardent supporter of the Union cause during the American Civil War. He extensively wrote on various topics including literature, biography, religion, and politics, reflecting his broad intellectual pursuits and commitment to progressive causes.
Conway's literary contributions are prolific, with 'Solomon and Solomonic Literature' being a prime example of his scholarly work. In this book, Conway dives into the ancient lore surrounding King Solomon, examining the literary and historical facets of the Solomonic legends. He skillfully dissects the mythical from the historical Solomon, providing insights into the wisdom literature attributed to the Biblical king and its impact on the cultural heritage of Judaism and Christianity. This book, like many of Conway's works, showcases his analytical approach to religious and historical texts, and his contributions to the study of biblical literature and myth. His literary style, characterized by meticulous research and an eloquent prose, has ensured that his works remain relevant to scholars of religion, history, and literature.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Umfang: 185 Seiten
Größe: 559,7 KB
Veröffentlichung: 15. September 2022