Corporate Personality in Ancient Israel (Revised Edtion - 1980)

By: H. Wheeler Robinson; Introduction-Gene M. Tucker

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2nd Edition Revised, 1st printing (Fortress 1980) No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . . . . . .'It was in 1935 when Henry Wheeler Robinson presented his later much questioned thoughts on the Hebrew conception of corporate personality. The main goal of the conception was to provide a framework to alleviate - or perhaps even to remove - the tension between individual and collective aspects that can be found side by side in texts from the Old Testament. The book of Ezekiel provides examples - used by Wheeler Robinson - of the tension mentioned. So, texts taken from the book of Ezekiel can be used to put Wheeler Robinson’s conception to the test. Chapters 18 and 20 are classical examples of such texts. Chapter 18 appears to be oriented towards the individual, while chapter 20 is collective oriented. After stating the view on the book of Ezekiel the MT of chapters 18 and 20 is reviewed at a text-critical as well as at a structural level. Chapters 18 and 20 (with some marginal emendations) provide a sound basis for further inquiry. The analysis of the Hebrew conception of corporate personality shows a heavy dependency on the anthropological theories of Lévy-Bruhl, especially concerning the primitive mentality and its ‘law of participation’. Wheeler Robinson formulates four basic aspects of the conception: ‘extension’, ‘realism’, ‘fluidity’ and ‘individuality within the corporate conception’. The core of the conception is the third one: the fluidity. The fluidity facilitates rapid and unmarked transitions from the one to the many, and from the many to the one. The fluidity is highly influenced by the theories of Lévy-Bruhl, especially the ‘law of participation’. Discussion on the conception however was forthcoming, while it was being used in different fields of inquiry.' -- Jurrien Frederik Mol

Title: Corporate Personality in Ancient Israel (Revised Edtion - 1980)

Author Name: H. Wheeler Robinson; Introduction-Gene M. Tucker

Categories: Bible Study,

Publisher: Fortress Press: 1980

ISBN Number: 056729109X

ISBN Number 13: 9780567291097

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Seller ID: 60803