God's Word in Human Voices: Essays on Subjectivity and Objectivity in Jewish and Christian Theology
God's Word in Human Voices: Essays on Subjectivity and Objectivity in Jewish and Christian Theology By Thomas Gimbel
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"God’s Word in Human Voices" showcases Thomas Gimbel’s mature scholarship in the field of Judaic Studies through a presentation of three essays on Jewish and Christian theology. These essays each highlight challenges to traditional religious belief raised by the problem of religious intersubjectivity: how does one secure the objective truth of his or her religious tradition in the face of so many conflicting claims to objective truth by other traditions and worldviews? Alternatively, if all religious experiences and traditions contain subjective elements, how can one determine what, if anything, constitutes their objective content? One response to these problems is to declare that one’s own tradition is distinctive whether by way of its divine inspiration, stronger testimony, or its accordance with reason, to name a few possibilities. If it is granted that no tradition is above the ravages of subjective corruption on some level, however, then it becomes necessary to delineate the contours of a particular tradition’s objective content in contrast to the subjective elements found therein.
About the Author
Thomas Gimbel received his Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2009, where he studied Jewish and Christian philosophy and theology. He has just recently graduated from NYU with a Master’s in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and plans to continue researching and writing in the fields of biblical exegesis and theology.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (July 19, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.3 x 8.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces