Though most of the “virtues” in the Bible would have found little welcome in Aristotle’s world of Athens, some of the Bible—its Hebraic tradition especially—contains moral concepts that, in form, can be considered Aristotelian.
God sustains his creation, but environmental stewardship is the responsibility of humans, who rule over creation in His stead, according to his standards.
Repentance in the Torah involved restitution for the wronged, responsibility from and grace for the wrongdoer, and justice within the whole community.
The poetic imagination is that faculty which allows an image to become laden with meaning. We use this faculty to understand biblical prophecy.
God commands both work and rest, but neither of these provides our daily bread. Rather, they teach us to trust God to provide for our needs.
The Hebraic morals of kingship emerge in the struggle between Joseph and his brothers. This confounding story inverts the typical relationship between ruler and ruled.
What do the Scriptures, especially the Hebrew Bible, have to say about the nature of traumatic events, and the lives of survivors coping with trauma? What does living well and wisely—positive coping—look like in the wake of horrific suffering?
Dr. Scott Harrower talks to Dru about how Scripture can guide the church to comfort and established trust with traumatized people.
Humans construct a social order that reflects or corresponds to some kind of sacred order. The Sinai covenant and the book of Judges illustrate this truth.