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Old Testament Essays

versão On-line ISSN 2312-3621
versão impressa ISSN 1010-9919

Old testam. essays vol.24 no.1 Pretoria  2011

 

The epistemology of Israelite religion: Introductory proposals for a descriptive approach

 

 

Jaco Gericke

NWU

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

In this article I offer a venturesome introduction to the possibility of an analytic epistemology of Israelite religion. The aim is to propose some descriptive concerns for the biblical scholar interested in what the Hebrew Bible assumed about the justification of religious knowledge and belief in the world of the text. Topics touched on are evidentialism, divine testimony, the problem of allotheism, the concept of divine revelation and the logic of belief revision.


 

 

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Correspondence:
Jaco Gericke
North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), Faculty of Humanities, School of Basic Sciences
P. O. Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark, 1900
Email: 21609268@nwu.ac.za

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