The Blurry Line Between Humans and Gods

Robert A. Segal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The conventional view is that at least in the West there is a clear-cut and insurmountable divide between human beings and God. This article argues that the divide is neither clear-cut nor insurmountable. Three disparate cases are considered: the conception of God in the Hebrew Bible, traditional and contemporary conceptions of heroism, and the status of celebrities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
JournalNumen
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • celebrity
  • D. W. Winnicott
  • Hebrew Bible
  • hero
  • make-believe
  • Thomas Carlyle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • History

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