September 24

September 24 - Bible and Western Culture Abraham Very...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bible and Western Culture 24/09/2007 11:38:00 Abraham Very important in western culture o Abrahamic Faiths o Monotheistic faiths.  o Very prominent figure in inter-theistic debates/conversations In 3 monotheistic religions o Abrahamic Cycle: Extreme narrowing One guy in one place from many people God appeared to Abraham and said go, leave everything and go  to where I show you Taken to be the father of faith, because of his response ~2100 BCE City of  Heron Initially a city dweller God shows up and says go Heeds call and takes on nomadic life. Err – famous city in mesopatania Err of the [ caldeons ]  [Caledonians], much later than the  calling of Abraham – Babylonians – 700 BCE Consequently, story appears to be no later than the  Babylonian exile 587 to 539 BCE Invaded Jerusalem, destroyed temple, deported  people of Babylon. Seems story about Abraham, may have been written 
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

September 24 - Bible and Western Culture Abraham Very...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online