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"Brave New World" - Towards a philosophical theology of the Old Testament

@article{Gericke2009BraveNW,
  title={"Brave New World" - Towards a philosophical theology of the Old Testament},
  author={Jaco W. Gericke},
  journal={Old Testament essays},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={321-345}
}
  • J. Gericke
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Old Testament essays
There is currently no philosophical theology of the Old Testament. Biblical scholars appear reluctant to offer philosophical accounts of YHWH and it is popularly believed that philosophical concerns are without fail distortive of the non-philosophical god-talk in the biblical texts. In this paper, however, the author argues that “philosophical analysis” (conceptual clarification) can be purely historical and descriptive and may provide new insights into ancient Israel’s own metaphysical… Expand
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