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The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion
Gericke, Jaco

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012 pp. xii + 499. $59.95

Series Information
Resources for Biblical Study, 70


Description: This study pioneers the use of philosophy of religion in the study of the Hebrew Bible. After identifying the need for a legitimate philosophical approach to Israelite religion, the volume traces the history of interdisciplinary relations and shows how descriptive varieties of philosophy of religion can aid the clarification of the Hebrew Bibleís own metaphysical, epistemological, and moral assumptions. Two new interpretative methodologies are developed and subsequently applied through an introduction to what the biblical texts took for granted about the nature of religious language, the concept of deity, the properties of Yhwh, the existence of gods, religious epistemology, and the relation between religion and morality.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Christian Danz
Published 7/2/2013
Citation: Christian Danz, review of Jaco Gericke, The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by Steven Dunn
Published 1/18/2014
Citation: Steven Dunn, review of Jaco Gericke, The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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