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In his Outline of...

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In his Outline of History H. G. Wells tried as a dispassionate historian to give an evaluation of the Israelite experience of God's presence in their story. While he never laid claim to being a theologian, he made some observations that are popular versions of what the God of the Hebrew scriptures is like. Wells did count the Hebrew conception of monotheism as genuine progress comparable to the development of the free conscience. His overall impression, however, was that the God of the Hebrews was rather foreboding. The Hebrew God permitted or instigated too much blood and terror.

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