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The Hebrew Bible in contemporary philosophy of religion

Jacobus W. Gericke
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 31, No 1 | a395 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.395 | © 2010 Jacobus W. Gericke | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 May 2010 | Published: 19 November 2010

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


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.


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


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