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The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion.
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2012. 512 S. = Resources for Biblical Study, 70. Kart. US$ 59,95. ISBN 978-1-58983-707-2.
In academia, philosophy and Bible studies tend to react to one another like oil and water. Each discipline possesses a finely tuned repertoire of arguments for why the other is not really relevant to its concerns. Some of these arguments go back centuries and speak to deeply held premises that guide scholars in each field. But Jaco Gericke wants to change all that, and his new book presents a compelling case for why we would be better off if the wall separating the study of Hebrew Scripture from philosophical investigation were torn down.
G.’s book is in two parts: The first argues that philosophy (or more exactly, »philosophy of religion«) is crucial to the study of the Hebrew Bible. The second consists of case studies in the theology, metaphysics, epistemology and ethics ...
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