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Bibil Identifier bibil:215659
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Election Theology and the Problem of Universalism
Author Kaminsky, Joel S.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 33, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 34-44 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay critiques the widespread tendencies to assume that universalism is always progressive while particularism is always regressive and that the Bible over time moves away from an intolerant particularism toward a tolerant universalism. In the course of the study, one comes to see that utilizing these binary modern categories often impedes one's ability to understand the text in its own context. The author concludes by arguing that the Bible's election theology provides evidence that universalism arose not through a waning of Israel's sense of her self identity as God's chosen people, but rather through Israel's ever deepening reflection on the meaning and significance of her elect status.
DOI 10.1163/019590811X571706
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Election
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Universalism
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