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Book: Deuteronomy

Chapter: Pragmatism, Utopia and Dystopia in Deuteronomy

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44283


The oft-repeated view of Deuteronomy’s humanitarianism consequently gave rise to the the notion that some of its laws are devoid of practical application and depict instead a utopia. building upon the demonstration of the economic realism of Deuteronomy’s laws in chapter 6 in this volume, this chapter nevertheless identifies some utopian as well as dystopian elements, ascribing them to different groups.

Chapter Contributors

  • Philippe Guillaume ( - pguillaume) 'University of Berne'