Pluralism, Exclusivism, and the Boundaries of Biblical Theology
What are the boundaries of pluralism? The Bible offers a rich plurality of ideas about core theological, social, and legal issues.
Benjamin Sommer will explore the limits and opportunities of pluralism using Biblical case studies of divine punishment, divine presence, and monotheism. In addition, we will discuss the paradox of the Bible’s pluralistic treatment of figures like Jeremiah who reject pluralism in the first place.
Recorded on December 1, 2021
Session 2: What is Holiness? A Debate Inside the Torah
Recorded on December 8, 2021
Session 3: Monotheism and Polytheism
Recorded on December 15, 2021
Session 4: Pluralists and Anti-Pluralists: Biblical Theology Encounters Modern Judaism
Recorded on December 22, 2021
This series is part of Ideas for Today, a yearlong offering of curated courses led by leading scholars addressing the compelling contemporary Jewish issues of the day.