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The Hebrew Bible in contemporary philosophy of religion

Jacobus W. Gericke

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 31, No 1 (2010), 6 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v31i1.395

Submitted: 13 May 2010
Published:  19 November 2010


Some dialogue among these specialists, especially between biblical scholars and philosophers of religion, is unquestionably long overdue.

(Stump 1985:1)


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.

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Jacobus W. Gericke, North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), South Africa


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