Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
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My thesis is an examination of three political experiments of governance located in the first two books of the Old Testament of the Bible. The first two political experiments, which I call Artificial Politics and Personal Politics, must be considered failures because God, the ruler, fails to create a political structure that satisfies the masses or Himself. Both of these experiments are learning experiments that God uses to create the third experiment, which I entitle Mountain Politics. In this experiment, God successfully creates a form of governance that has lasted well over 2000 years by satisfying the masses and God. The importance of this thesis is that it makes the political theorist reexamine the origin of many political ideas that have thought to originate with other political philosophers. This thesis could help in reevaluating the impact the Bible has had on politics.
Exodus; Experiments; Found; Genesis; God; Political; Politics Three
Political science; Religion; Bible--Study
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Peace, Ashley MacLaren, "God's politics: Three political experiments found in Genesis and Exodus" (1998). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 962.