The Exodus as negotiation of identity and human dignity between memory and myth

  title={The Exodus as negotiation of identity and human dignity between memory and myth},
  author={Hendrik L. Bosman},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • H. Bosman
  • Published 11 November 2014
  • Sociology
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
The rendition of the exodus in the Old Testament is an excellent example of cultural memory – a remembered past that resulted in collective memories that maintained the actuality or relevance of the past, without getting bogged down in the never ending agonising about the supposed ‘historical factuality’ of the past. In the Old Testament the exodus was remembered in diverging ways in different contexts and the ongoing need for identity and the influence of trauma were but two factors that… 

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