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Biblical Discourses of Law

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes biblical discourses of divine law. It begins by examining those biblical texts that emphasize the emergence of divine law from the divine will. These texts stand as resources ... More


Bridging the Gap: Divine Law in Hellenistic and Second Temple Jewish Sources

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Hellenistic Jewish writings and Second Temple period texts that to various degrees accept the Greek dichotomy between natural law and conventional law. It examines Hellenistic ... More


The “Truth” about Torah

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the rabbinic concept of divine law on the specific question of truth. It examines a wide range of rabbinic texts that shed light on a constellation of questions addressing the ... More


The (Ir)rationality of Torah

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter continues to explore the rabbinic conception of Mosaic Law in an attempt to discern the extent to which and the manner in which that conception may have been informed by Greco-Roman ... More


Greco-Roman Discourses of Law

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter lays out ten different discourses and practices of law in ancient Greek and Roman sources (referred to as G-R 1, 2, etc. throughout the book). A critical feature of all of these ... More


The Flexibility of Torah

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines sources that shed light on a variety of issues bearing on the question of the flexibility of the divine law of Israel according to the talmudic rabbis. In many of these sources, ... More


Introduction

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the concept of divine law. More precisely, it labors to make sense of the explosive confrontation of radically diverse ... More


Natural Law in Rabbinic Sources?

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first part of this chapter considers rabbinic sources against the backdrop of Second Temple Jewish and early Christian sources on the following question: was there a law before the Mosaic Law ... More


What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Christine Hayes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. ... More


Minding the Gap: Paul

Christine Hayes

in What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165196
eISBN:
9781400866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165196.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores a sharply contrasting response to the cognitive dissonance engendered by the incongruity between biblical and classical notions of divine law. This response distinguished ... More


What Divine Law Is

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spinoza's positive account of the divine law is an extremely radical one, almost uniquely so in the context of seventeenth‐century debate. God is not a legislator who issues decrees and punishments, ... More


Shari‘a

Devin J. Stewart

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the shari'a, the sacred law of Islam. Law is an essential feature of revealed religion in both the Qur'an and Islamic thought in general, and the term shari'a is used with ... More


The Covenant of Works and the Stability of Divine Law in Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodoxy: A Study in the Theology of Herman Witsius and Wilhelmus à Brakel

Richard A. Muller

in After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157017
eISBN:
9780199849581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157017.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter addresses the divine law, an issue that is both hermeneutical and doctrinal. It has been one of the most consistently identified issues in the discussion of continuity and discontinuity ... More


Reason, Will, and the Graces of Sanctification and Justification

Nigel Voak

in Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will, and Grace

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260393
eISBN:
9780191602146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260397.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Taking a complementary approach to ch. 3, this chapter examines the reason and the will of (elect) Christians, who are in receipt of sanctifying (and justifying) grace. Hooker’s views on ... More


Wedding Garments and Holy Yokes: Celibacy and Holiness in Aphrahat, the Persian Sage

Naomi Koltun-Fromm

in Hermeneutics of Holiness: Ancient Jewish and Christian Notions of Sexuality and Religious Community

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736485
eISBN:
9780199866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736485.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the fourth-century Syriac Christian writer Aphrahat, known as the “Persian Sage” and his construct of holiness and celibacy. Aphrahat, who administered to the small ... More


What Divine Law Is Not

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spinoza's theological opponents agree that the core religious teaching of the Bible is the divine law revealed by the prophets, but disagree about the law's status and content. In order to show what ... More


The Politics of Fear: Idolatry and Superstition in Maimonides and Spinoza

Daniel H. Frank

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides a comparative analysis of Maimonides and Spinoza on idolatry and superstition, mental states that tend both to undermine political stability and to detract from the possibility ... More


The Church and Forms of Regulation

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The legal framework of the Church of England subsists in formal legal texts created not only by the church's internal legislators but also by the state, and technical terms have been devised to ... More


Torah as Political Philosophy: Maimonides and Spinoza on Religious Law

Edward C. Halper

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Maimonides and Spinoza often discuss the Torah as a political programme, based on philosophical truths, that uses laws and institutions as ‘devices’ to secure political ends. This chapter argues that ... More


Law in a Catholic Framework

Patrick McKinley Brennan

in Teaching the Tradition: Catholic Themes in Academic Disciplines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199795307
eISBN:
9780199932894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795307.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Positivism, the modern approach to law, respects only the will of the government or the will of the sovereign. The Catholic tradition of law recognizes that groups and individuals are always under a ... More


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