Abraham’S Empty Altars

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In this paper I examine the ritual life of Abraham as it is presented in the book of Genesis. Paying close attention to the language of the narrative, I try to reconstruct the evolving philosophical theology that seems to underlie the modes of worship that Abraham develops over time. Read in this light, the life of Abraham can help us to rethink the extent to which theistic religiosity requires a personal God, and the extent to which it can survive in the face of a more austere impersonal theology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-85
Number of pages21
JournalEuropean Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy


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