Covenants and Criticism: Deuteronomy and the American Founding
In its application of biblical historical criticism to the American founding, this analysis departs from traditional scholarship and the textual measure of biblical influence. Moving beyond the textual influence of Deuteronomy, this analysis suggests that a more meaningful, contextual influence can be illuminated. More specifically, this research outlines a relevant historical parallel between the American founding and the Josianic composition and discovery of Deuteronomy. Further, by noting the difference between Deuteronomic authors and editors, this analysis suggests that the influence of Deuteronomy on the American founding can be traced to the hand of the Deuteronomist with respect to kingship and covenants.
Connor, George E. "Covenants and criticism: Deuteronomy and the American founding." Biblical Theology Bulletin 32, no. 1 (2002): 4-10.
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