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Jewish Theology
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1. Rabbinic Period

The thinking of the biblical authors and of the Talmudic rabbis has rightly been described as organic, that is, responsive to the concrete situations of human life in all its variety. In the Bible, for instance, God is ever present, making demands on his people and on all humanity. He is the Controller and Governor of the universe. But no attempt is made to consider how God is said to create ex nihilo, how divine providence operates in detail. That there is evil in the univ…

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Jacobs, Louis and Dorff, Elliot N., “Jewish Theology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_J147>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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