Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error - download pdf or read online

By Dru Johnson,Craig Bartholomew

With significant issues like "the wisdom of excellent and evil," "knowing that YHWH is your God," realizing that Jesus is the Christ, and the aim of constructing Israel right into a "wise and discerning people," Scripture essentially stresses human wisdom and the results of errors. We too lengthy for self assurance in our figuring out, the reassurance that our most elementary wisdom isn't finally wrong. Biblical Knowing assesses what Israel knew, yet extra importantly, how she used to be intended to know--introducing a complete Scriptural epistemology, firmly rooted within the Scripture's personal presentation of vital epistemological occasions within the tale of Israel. simply because sleek philosophy has additionally made authoritative claims approximately wisdom, Biblical realizing engages modern educational perspectives of information (e.g., Reformed Epistemology, clinical epistemology, advantage Epistemology, etc.) and up to date philosophical approach (e.g., Analytic Theology), assessing them for issues of fittedness with or departure from Scripture's personal epistemology. also, Biblical Knowing explores what right realizing seems like within the job of theology itself, within the educating and preaching of the church, and within the context of counseling.

"Dru Johnson attends rigorously to Scripture to explain the scale of human figuring out it exemplifies all through. He compares biblical figuring out favorably with clinical epistemology in a Polanyian vein, and he contrasts it with the myopic preoccupation with propositions in Anglo-American analytic philosophy. Johnson faucets his multi-disciplinary services to convey Christian students a useful research that itself calls us to listening and participation which will see a broader reality."
--Esther L. Meek
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Geneva College

"Dru Johnson's Biblical Knowing is an excellent creation to the newest currents in scholarship looking to elucidate the philosophical content material of Scripture. Johnson specializes in biblical methods to human wisdom, arguing that Scripture shies clear of propositional affirmations in want of extraordinary event as constitutive of information. In doing so he defends rigor and readability as biblical values, yet boldly insists that those should be no much less found in biblical tales approximately gaining wisdom than within the discursive arguments of later traditions. this is often a superb paintings that merits cautious consciousness, establishing up new horizons in either philosophy and biblical studies."
--Yoram Hazony
author of The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

"Biblical Knowing makes an important contribution to a clean beginning up of the connection among Scripture and philosophy. this is often no effortless activity, requiring the writer to navigate philosophy, bible study, and theology. Dru does this masterfully. the result's a lucid, obtainable textual content, and but one who makes an unique contribution. it's the type of publication that i've been looking ahead to whilst instructing epistemology and that i suspect that many professors could have an identical experience."
--from the foreword by means of Craig G. Bartholomew
H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy
Redeemer collage College

Biblical Knowing is a welcome paintings to a revitalized box of knowledge.
--Arthur J. Keefer, Convenant Theological Seminary, as released in Journal of Theological Studies

Dru Johnson is an Assistant Professor of bible study on the King's collage in long island urban. he's additionally the Templeton affiliate study Fellow in Analytic Theology on the Institute for complex experiences on the Shalem middle in Jerusalem, Israel.

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