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72 This is a criticism which may be fully accepted. He also correctly points out, following Albrektson, that the notion of divine actions in history was by no means a feature peculiar to Israelite religion among the religions of antiquity. 74 Yet it does not seem that Gottwald himself makes much of the 'commonality' between Israelite religion and the religions of its environment. For all his strictures upon earlier scholars, he differs but marginally from them in respect of what they understood to be NICHOLSON Pre-Exilic Israelite Religion 19 the primary and characterizing features of early Israelite religion as radically innovative.
The covenant charter of early Israel mirrored and legitimated commitment in struggle toward the intentional 'destratification' of the human world, to the elevation of all Israelites to the status of free producers—both of their physical lives and their religiocultural identities... 60 At the same time, his understanding of early Israelite society constitutes a restatement of some of the 'biblical theology movement's' findings with regard to early Israelite religion: it was a mutational religion born of a mutational society.
33. For example, J. H. Schmid, Der sogenannte Jahwist, Zurich, 1976; H. Vorlander, Die Entstehungszeit des jehowistischen Geschichtswerkes (Europaische Hochschulschriften), Frankfurt, Bern and Las Vegas, 1978; M. Rose, Deuteronomist und Jahwist (Abhandlungen zur Theologie des Alten und Neuen Testaments), Zurich, 1981. 34. See, for example, J. Van Seters, Abraham in History and Tradition, esp. Part II. 35. Extensive bibliographies are provided in the works of Lang and Stolz (n. 30 above). 36. H.