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Corporate Guilt and Corporate Redemption

One of the reasons I love reading the Old Testament in Hebrew is because it forces me to slow down (at least at this point, since I am not yet fluent) and pay closer attention to what the text is saying. 567 more words

Genesis

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 6

Origins of the Biblical Worldview: Alternatives (Ch. 9)

Subsequently, Oswalt moved to analyze how the biblical worldview of transcendence originated. First, he noted that the researcher must explain “why the biblical writers were at such pains to create other explanations for the origins of their ideas than the actual ones,” and secondly, he must “reexamine the claims to biblical uniqueness.” 546 more words

Bible

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 5

Is the Bible Truly Historical? (Ch. 7)

Oswalt began analyzing the Bible as historical with two clarifications. First, divine intervention does not nullify the significance of human choice, thus upholding a crucial element of Oswalt’s definition of history. 707 more words

Bible

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 4

The Bible versus Myth (Ch. 5)

The presented data leads to a vivid comparison between the Bible and myth. Firstly, Oswalt compared and contrasted Israel with their ANE neighbors in regards to their ethics. 778 more words

Bible

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 3

Continuity: The Basis of Mythical Thinking (Ch. 3)

Such a proposed definition certainly has large consequence in the present discussion, thus Oswalt further elucidated this worldview of continuity. 531 more words

Bible

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 2

The Bible and Myth: A Problem of Definition (Ch. 2)

In a scholastic shift, the Bible has now been classified as included in the category of myth. 493 more words

Bible

The Bible Among the Myths - Part 1

Introduction

John Oswalt introduced his book with a personal touch. The content of The Bible Among the Myths constitutes a debate that has conducted an almost complete reversal since Oswalt’s studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in the middle of the twentieth century. 532 more words