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The Resource Knowledge by ritual : a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology, Dru Johnson

Knowledge by ritual : a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology, Dru Johnson

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Knowledge by ritual : a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology
Title
Knowledge by ritual
Title remainder
a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology
Statement of responsibility
Dru Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
What do rituals have to do with knowledge? Knowledge by Ritual examines the epistemological role of rites in Christian Scripture. By putting biblical rituals in conversation with philosophical and scientific views of knowledge, Johnson argues that knowing is a skilled adeptness in both the biblical literature and scientific enterprise. If rituals are a way of thinking in community akin to scientific communities, then the biblical emphasis on rites that lead to knowledge cannot be ignored. Practicing a rite to know occurs frequently in the Hebrew Bible. YHWH answers Abram's skepticism "How shall I know that I will possess the land?" with a ritual intended to make him know (Gen 15:7 21). The recurring rites of Sabbath (Exod 31:13) and dwelling in a Sukkah (Lev 23:43) direct Israel toward discernment of an event's enduring significance. Likewise, building stone memorials aims at the knowledge of generations to come (Josh 4:6). Though the New Testament appropriates the Torah rites through strategic reemployment, the primary questions of sacramental theology have often presumed that rites are symbolically encoded. Hence, understanding sacraments has sometimes been reduced to decoding the symbols of the rite. Knowledge by Ritual argues that the rites of Israel, as portrayed in the biblical texts, disposed Israelites to recognize something they could not have seen apart from their participation. By examining the epistemological function of rituals, Johnson's monograph gives readers a new set of questions to explore both the sacraments of Israel and contemporary sacramental theology
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Johnson, Dru
Dewey number
264.001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV800
LC item number
.J59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Journal of theological interpretation supplements
Series volume
13
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  • Sacraments
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion)
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Knowledge by ritual : a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology, Dru Johnson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Overcoming ritual's negative connotations -- Part I. Epistemology, ritual theory, and methodology. Why standard theories of knowledge are insufficient -- What is a rite and what does it have to do with knowledge? -- How we will proceed: cautions and liabilities of this study -- Part II. The general case for ritual knowing. The biblical idea of truth and its consequences for rituals -- The centrality of the body for knowing -- The scientific use of ritual in order to know -- Part III. The biblical case for ritual knowing. Why Israel's rites are epistemological in the Hebrew Bible -- Tests and the prophetic indictment of ritual in the Hebrew Bible -- Continuity and ritual knowing in the early Jerusalemite Jesus community -- Ritualization: a better construct than supersessionism -- Part IV. Theological implications of ritual knowing. Ritual as an ethically prepared process -- Knowledge as a subset of ethics -- Implications for constructing sacramental theology
Control code
ocn928023842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 287 pages
Isbn
9781575064314
Lccn
2015042029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026989238
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928023842
Label
Knowledge by ritual : a biblical prolegomenon to sacramental theology, Dru Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Overcoming ritual's negative connotations -- Part I. Epistemology, ritual theory, and methodology. Why standard theories of knowledge are insufficient -- What is a rite and what does it have to do with knowledge? -- How we will proceed: cautions and liabilities of this study -- Part II. The general case for ritual knowing. The biblical idea of truth and its consequences for rituals -- The centrality of the body for knowing -- The scientific use of ritual in order to know -- Part III. The biblical case for ritual knowing. Why Israel's rites are epistemological in the Hebrew Bible -- Tests and the prophetic indictment of ritual in the Hebrew Bible -- Continuity and ritual knowing in the early Jerusalemite Jesus community -- Ritualization: a better construct than supersessionism -- Part IV. Theological implications of ritual knowing. Ritual as an ethically prepared process -- Knowledge as a subset of ethics -- Implications for constructing sacramental theology
Control code
ocn928023842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 287 pages
Isbn
9781575064314
Lccn
2015042029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026989238
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928023842

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