Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham

Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham

by Thomas L. Pangle
     
 

Pangle (political science, U. of Toronto) provides a sophisticated reading of the chapters of Genesis in which the foundation of the Bible is laid, illuminated by the questions and concerns of the Socratic tradition and its medieval heirs in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic worlds, as well as the modern rationalists and their heirs. Annotation ©2004 Book News,… See more details below

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Pangle (political science, U. of Toronto) provides a sophisticated reading of the chapters of Genesis in which the foundation of the Bible is laid, illuminated by the questions and concerns of the Socratic tradition and its medieval heirs in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic worlds, as well as the modern rationalists and their heirs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801873287
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Twofold Account of Creation: and the Hermeneutical Problem17
Ch. 2Creation and the Meaning of Divine Omnipotence29
Ch. 3The Ontological Implications of the Unfolding of Creation, for Creatures and Creator48
Ch. 4Creation and Divine Solicitude for Mankind58
Ch. 5Creation and the Meaning of Good and Evil71
Ch. 6Pollution and Purgation103
Ch. 7Abram from the Calling to the Covenant127
Ch. 8Abraham at the Peak154
Ch. 9Kierkegaard's Challenge172
Conclusion182
Notes185
Works Cited265
Index279

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