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Knowledge by Ritual: A Biblical Prolegomenon to Sacramental Theology
What do rituals have to do with knowledge? Knowledge by Ritual examines the epistemological role of rites in Christian Scripture. By putting biblical rituals in conversation with philosophical and scientific views of knowledge, Johnson argues that knowing is a skilled adeptness in both the biblical literature and scientific enterprise. If rituals are a way of thinking in c ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published January 28th 2016 by Eisenbrauns
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Oct 17, 2016 Franklin rated it it was amazing
There have been a few books written in defense of ritual in Christian worship and formation. One such book is You are What You Love by James K. A. Smith. If you have never really thought through the legitimacy of ritual in Christian formation - what it is, why it is - then Smith's book is a good place to start. Dru Johnson's book Knowledge by Ritual should be next on your reading list - he delves much more deeply into the Scriptural examples of the legitimacy, and may I be so bold to say it, the ...more
Dru Johnson is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King's College (New York City, NY); co-chair of the Hebrew Bible and Philosophy unit in the Society of Biblical Literature; associate director of the Templeton Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at The Herzl Institute (Jerusalem, Israel); and formerly a Templeton Research Fellow in Analytic Theology at the Institut ...more