Theology on the Far Side of Myth

By Art Green, Or Rose

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2002

Borrowing Neil Gillmanâ??s terminology, the authors focus on the challenges of entering a broken myth. They acknowledge the difficulties inherent in a life of theological tension but assert that a mature theology embraces the paradox of the human condition. Drawing on the Jewish mystical tradition, the authors argue that Sinai is true not because God may or may not have spoken to the Israelites in the wilderness, but because we have experienced the presence of the Divine in our own journey.

Topic: Theology, Faith, Belief, Jewish Text, Ideology, Communal Memory, Religion

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 32/586

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Green, Art. Rose, Or. Theology on the Far Side of Myth. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2002: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6337


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