What's Divine About Divine Law? Hardback
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What's Divine About Divine Law?
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She shows how Second Temple and Hellenistic Jewish writers, from the author of 1 Enoch to Philo of Alexandria, were engaged in a common project of bridging the gulf between classical and biblical notions of divine law, while Paul, in his letters to the early Christian church, sought to widen it. Hayes then delves into the literature of classical rabbinic Judaism to reveal how the talmudic rabbis took a third and scandalous path, insisting on a construction of divine law intentionally at odds with the Greco-Roman and Pauline conceptions that would come to dominate the Christianized West. A stunning achievement in intellectual history, What's Divine about Divine Law? sheds critical light on an ancient debate that would shape foundational Western thought, and that continues to inform contemporary views about the nature and purpose of law and the nature and authority of Scripture.
What's Divine About Divine Law? by Christine Hayes was published by Princeton University Press in July 2015. The ISBN for What's Divine About Divine Law? is 9780691165196.
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|Page last updated||11th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Christine Hayes|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press (July 2015)|
|Number of Pages||432|