22 Oct '14, 6pm

Resources for the Abraham/Isaac Question from Christians, Jews, atheists, Kierkegaard & Cohen h…

Derek Rishmawy with “Abraham, Cultural Distance, and Offering Up Our Moral Conscience” “All too often in these discussions of troubling texts, we collapse the cultural distance between us and the biblical characters. Human nature is, in many ways, constant. Conscience is one of those basic human features. Across cultures, everybody has a clear sense of right and wrong, norms against which we must not cross, and an internal compass about these sorts of things. That said, any student of culture knows there are some significant variations across cultures as well. “Self-evident truths” held by post-Enlightenment Americans are not all that apparent to equally intelligent Middle Easterners or citizens of the Majority world. The conscience of a 1st Century citizen might be very sensitive about an issue you and I wouldn’t blink twice about, and vice versa. Our cultural presupposit...

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