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Verbum et Ecclesia

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Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 n.1 Pretoria  2010 



The Hebrew Bible in contemporary philosophy of religion



Jacobus W. Gericke

School of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa





Over the last few decades, there has been an increased concern for the establishment of more sustained interdisciplinary dialogue between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion. In this article, aimed at biblical scholars, the author as biblical scholar offers a descriptive and historical overview of some samples of recourse to the Hebrew Bible in philosophical approaches in the study of religion. The aim is to provide a brief glimpse of how some representative philosophers from both the analytic and continental sides of the methodological divide have related to the biblical traditions in the quest for a contemporary relevant Christian philosophy of religion.

Keywords: Hebrew Bible; philosophy of religion; analytic traditions; continental traditions; historical overview



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Jacobus Gericke
22 Drommedaris
Toon van der Heever Street
Sasolburg 1947
South Africa

Received: 13 May 2010
Accepted: 23 Sept. 2010
Published: 19 Nov. 2010

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