Through a close textual analysis and a contrastive examination of documents from both cultures, Mark Glouberman explores the biblical roots of our Western sense of self-identity and the ways in which non-philosophical Greek materials enhance our understanding of how that cultural view developed. Glouberman illustrates how the Hebrew Scriptures advance a humanist rather than a religious view of human nature. He then shows that this same view is germinally present in non-philosophical writings of archaic and classical Greece. Finally, Glouberman argues that the philosophical style of thinking, the intellectual basis of Greeceas contribution to the West, is in fact hostile to what the Bible teaches about human nature, and that central Hellenic figures from outside the philosophical mainstream a notably Homer and Sophocles a are abiblicala in orientation. Each of Gloubermanas theses lends new depth to contemporary research on the Bible as a source of material that illuminates the human condition.Were David more perfect, he would be less perfect.13 Saul is represented as a king given to an Israel that had rejected God (1 Samuel 8:7). ... that I gave earlier, to God who departs the highly urbanized Babylon.14 The activity in the public sphere proper commences with the defeat of Goliath. ... In the plea that Abigail ( Nabala#39;s wife) makes to David to spare her husband (1 Samuel 25:26ff), the dizzyinganbsp;...
|Title||:||The Raven, the Dove, and the Owl of Minerva|
|Publisher||:||University of Toronto Press - 2012-10-26|