By David Brown
Culture and revelation are usually considered as polar opposites: culture is pointed out with the lifeless hand of the earlier, and revelation is visible as given definitively as soon as and for all. via certain exam of a few key biblical narratives, this booklet argues that postcanonical traditions haven't simply occasionally functioned as ingenious enrichments of non secular trust, they could additionally from time to time lay declare to the name of revelation.
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