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Social Science Jewish Studies

"I AM"

Monotheism and the Philosophy of the Bible

by (author) Mark Glouberman

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2019
Category
Jewish Studies, Religious, Ethics & Moral Philosophy, Philosophy
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487503406
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $81.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487517878
    Publish Date
    Feb 2019
    List Price
    $81.00

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For whom was the Hebrew Bible written? How much truth does it contain? What, according to the Bible, is the place of men and women in the world? What connection is there between the Bible and morality? In "I AM" Mark Glouberman supplies new answers to these old questions. He does this by establishing that the foundational scripture of the West is, first and foremost, a philosophical document, not a theological tract, nor yet the religious history of a nation.

 

The author identifies the Bible’s fundamental principle, the ontological principle of particularity. This principle, he shows, is what makes the Bible the revolutionary text that it is. God’s "I AM WHO I AM" asserts the principle, of which the Bible’s deity is a personified form. God’s self-identification also points to the real, anthropological, meaning of the ism called "monotheism." A portion of Glouberman’s book is devoted to illustrating the Bible’s live relevance in many of the areas where modern philosophers congregate, including moral philosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.

 

Isn’t it a bit late in the day for the Bible’s meaning to be revealed? Glouberman says that it’s about time.

About the author

Mark Glouberman is an instructor in the Arts One Program at the University of British Columbia and in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

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