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.
Numen – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2013
Keywords: Hebrew Bible; hero; Thomas Carlyle; celebrity; make-believe; D. W. Winnicott
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