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Sarianna Metso

November 2, 2010 Devotion to One God we are moving onto thematic Judaism Orthopraxy vs orthodoxy: Ortho = straight, correct o Orthodoxy: Doxy = doctrine: set of ideas, correct ideology This is Christianity o Orthopraxy: Correct practice Practice is far more important Behavior Hard to define Judaism in terms of doctrine This is Judaism The Shema (Deut 6:4-9) Central prayer in Judaism The God of the Hebrew Bible Polytheism, monolatry, and monotheism o Monolatry: worship of one God but accepting other Gods as o Jud: it does not deny existence of other God (?) o Monotheism: universal among the Jews Philos Logos theology o Philo of Alexandria o Use of stoic doctric of logos of biblical theology o Philo applied to the biblical text to the Stoic concept of the Logos, a rational principle that mediates between the purely spiritual creator and the physical universe The logos: responsible for day to day interaction with God maintains self existent spiritual world Idea of an omnipotent perfect God o God: single non materialistic being o Medieval philosophy: God is one, not composed of multiple o God have traits emotions: If God is one perfect eternal and unchanging, God cannot have any moods, problem: anthropomorphic idea of God o How do we understand this that God has no Divine unity in medieval Jewish philosophy o Medieval theology and philosophy insisted on a more restrictive understanding of the principle of divine oneness.
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