Friday, May 29, 2020

The rule of faith (continued)

What one sees in the rule of faith, therefore, is something of a feedback loop, what Wilken calls a reverberation of sorts and an “arc of understanding.” A community of faith, because of the faith that emerges from its experience of the divine (even if that experience, at its most direct, lies in the distant past, preserved in sacred literature), now engages in practices of faith whereby it re(de)fines both faith and practice through the course of time and in close conjunction with its central locus of revelation: in this case, its authoritative religious texts.—Brent A. Strawn in Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes, 154

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