Revelation and Authority

By Gordon M. Freeman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2002

The author argues that reading the Torah is a subjective experience based on oneâ??s particular time, place and perspective. Moreover, he asserts that traditionâ??s claim that the Torah is the source of authority for Jewish life is based on Divine revelation, which was, in turn, dependent upon our consent. Thus, the Torah has authority for our lives only because we consent to its authority.

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

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 32/586

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Freeman, Gordon M. Revelation and Authority. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2002: 10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6340


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