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Rationalizing the Narratives: Sodom and Gomorrah and The Binding of Isaac

Consider these two observations: In the “Sodom and Gomorrah” narrative, Abraham tries to persuadeĀ God to spare the inhabitants of these two cities if just a few righteous individuals can be found. Justice (but also mercy and compassion) are at the … Continue reading

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Hope and the Rejection of Utopia

One of the puzzling questions raised by the story of Adam and Eve is why they would reject the worry-free existence of an immortal life in Utopia for a life of struggle that can only and ultimately end in death. … Continue reading

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