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Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism  

James D. Tabor

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time; ... More

Apocalyptic  

Philip Davies

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
In the Old Testament, apocalyptic literature (or simply ‘apocalyptic’, as the genre is often called) might not seem to occupy a prominent place. Only the book of Daniel falls into this ... More

Apocalypticism, Millenarianism, and Messianism  

Lutz Greisiger

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
Apocalyptic phenomena and discourses run as a thread through Jewish, Christian, and Muslim history, playing a lead role during times of transition and ferment. Apocalyptic phenomena ... More

Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church  

Richard Swinburne

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all claim that God has given humans a revelation. Divine revelation may be either of God, or by God of propositional truth. Traditionally Christianity has ... More

The Bible in Ethics  

Eryl W. Davies

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article begins with a discussion of the methodological issues faced by scholars of ethics in the Old Testament and New Testament. It then identifies the basis of Old Testament ethics ... More

Biblical Theology  

Bernd Janowski

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article gives an overview of the basic problems in biblical theology from the point of view of how they have developed since the beginnings of biblical theological work in the ... More

The Concept of the Abrahamic Religions, Problems and Pitfalls  

Rémi Brague

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines such current expressions as ‘the three monotheisms’, ‘the three religions of Abraham’, and ‘the three religions of the book’, points to their falsity and the dangers ... More

The Doctrine of God in Jewish-Christian Dialogue  

Ellen T. Charry

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
<p>This article explores the Jewish-Christian dialogue regarding the doctrine of God. It examines two encounters that occurred during the patristic and medieval periods and two encounters that ... More

Judges  

Timothy K. Beal

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Mar 2009
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Sep 2009
Like the literature that precedes and follows in the Hebrew Bible, the book of Judges is clearly the product of a complicated literary history involving the early formation and deformation ... More

Old Testament Theology  

Walter Brueggemann

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the discipline and practice of Old Testament theology. It covers the modern preoccupation with history; the break with historical relativism; a fresh beginning beyond ... More

Philosophy and Theology  

Carlos Fraenkel

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines the distinctive character of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians in the medieval Islamic world. It relates philosophy to theology, but also to other ... More

Religions of Love: Judaism, Christianity, Islam  

David Nirenberg and Leonardo Capezzone

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter explores the place of love—of human towards humans or towards God, and of God towards humans—in the Abrahamic traditions. Christianity frequently presented itself as a religion ... More

Religious Dualism and the Abrahamic Religions  

Yuri Stoyanov

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The problem of the nature and dynamics of the interrelations between traditions of religious dualism and Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is of major importance for the exploration and ... More

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