Between Faith and Reason

Five Studies in Judaic Thought

by Dr. Martin Sicker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/07/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9781984587442
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 310
ISBN : 9781984587459

About the Book

The studies in this volume discuss some of the issues implicit but not resolved in the Hebrew Scriptures including the problems inherent in the topics of theology and religious philosophy as discussed and argued by scholars for more than two millennia. The studies address the problem of philosophy, the troublesome issues of moral autonomy and divine omniscience and theodicy, from a Judaic perspective. In addition, it includes a study of the biblical story of the Golden Calf and it religious implications that are more complex than a cursory reading of the biblical text will suggest. Finally, it includes a discussion of the often misunderstood concepts of the prophet and prophecy as set forth in the biblical texts. Although this book does not and cannot resolve the philosophical and theological issues that have persisted through the millennia, it hopes to make clear how these issues have been wrestled with from a Judaic perspectives, which will have relevance with regard to the perspectives on these matters of other monotheistic faiths.

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