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Old Testament Essays

versión On-line ISSN 2312-3621
versión impresa ISSN 1010-9919

Old testam. essays vol.23 no.3 Pretoria  2010


Old Testament theology and philosophy of religion: A brief history of interdisciplinary relations



Jaco W. Gericke

North-West University





Overviews of the history of biblical interpretation sometimes include references to major philosophical trends, ideas and sub-disciplines that have influenced readers of the Old Testament (OT). Curiously, no overview exclusively devoted to describing relations to philosophy of religion has ever been written. In this paper, the first such account is provided by way of a purely descriptive introduction to how OT theologians have remarked on and utilised philosophical approaches to the study of religion.



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Jaco W. Gericke
Faculty of Basic Sciences, Subject Group Theology, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
P.O. Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark, 1900

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