Description: For whom was the Hebrew Bible written? How much truth does it contain? What, according to the Bible, is the place of men and women in the world? What connection is there between the Bible and morality? In "I AM" Mark Glouberman supplies new answers to these old questions. He does this by establishing that the foundational scripture of the West is, first and foremost, a philosophical document, not a theological tract, nor yet the religious history of a nation.
The author identifies the Bibleís fundamental principle, the ontological principle of particularity. This principle, he shows, is what makes the Bible the revolutionary text that it is. Godís "I AM WHO I AM" asserts the principle, of which the Bibleís deity is a personified form. Godís self-identification also points to the real, anthropological, meaning of the ism called "monotheism." A portion of Gloubermanís book is devoted to illustrating the Bibleís live relevance in many of the areas where modern philosophers congregate, including moral philosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Theological Interpretation
Review by Jaco Gericke
Citation: Jaco Gericke, review of Mark Glouberman, ďI AmĒ: Monotheism and the Philosophy of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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