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Bible and Epistemology, The
Many theologians and Christian philosophers have given considerable attention to the theory of knowledge in recent years. However, the rich resources of the biblical literature on questions of knowledge, especially the knowledge of God, have hardly begun to be mined because biblical scholars have rarely posed such questions to the texts. In this volume, Catholic and Protes ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Paternoster
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The Bible and Epistemology got me in trouble. The concept of searching scripture for a philosophy of knowing rather than a natural philosophy or “pure” logic was something about which I was initially skeptical and later, enthusiastic. Indeed, I was so enthusiastic that I tried to find metaphors and illustrations to reduce the teachings of many scriptural passages into a few basic concepts. After all, if there was a unified understanding of what “knowing” meant in the biblical tradition, it shoul ...more
Mary Healy is associate professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author of Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II's Theology of the Body and co-editor of three books on biblical interpretation: 'Behind' the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation; Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation; and The Bible and Epistemo ...moreMore about Mary Healy...