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God's Favorites: Judaism, Christianity, and the Myth of Divine Chosenness

Those interested in biblical interpretation and in American religious history will find this to be a helpful work.

The Ten Commandments: A Short History of an Ancient Text

Coogan's brief, superficial treatments of so many subjects results in abrupt conclusions that often feel unsupported. Each discussion leaves the reader wanting more and wishing that the author would share his expertise, rather than just hint at it. Those curious about the Decalogue may find this book useful as an introduction to these issues, but fans of Coogan's scholarly work may be disappointed.

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