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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Limits of Scholarship

Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity, Matthew Thiessen, OUP, 2011, page 4

No doubt one of the explanations ... is that the presuppositions of Christian theology, particularly as Englightenment thinking has shaped it, have driven the great preponderance of biblical scholarship in the last few centuries; therefore, it is not surprising that scholarship on circumcision has, for the most part, lacked nuance.

Perhaps other subjects too have been similarly compromised.

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