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Biblical Spirituality and J.H. Eaton

Christo Lombaard
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 33, No 1 | a685 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.685 | © 2012 Christo Lombaard | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 October 2011 | Published: 31 August 2012


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Abstract

In this contribution, the nature of ‘Biblical Spirituality’ as an academic discipline is reviewed from a methodological perspective. Two core aspects are indicated: the importance of ancient expressions of faith (spiritualities) in the Bible, and the importance of modern expressions of faith (spiritualities) as they draw on the Bible. Based on this framework, as a first application of such a nature within the field of Biblical Spirituality, the relevant publications of an Old Testament scholar are evaluated; in this case, those of J.H. Eaton. Such an analysis opens an arena for discussion on whether this model of Biblical Spirituality holds promise for wider application.

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Christian Spirituality; Psalms; Eaton

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