3.8: Why not throw out parts of the Bible that are troubling, like Genesis 22?

In this discussion with Jon D. Levenson, the hosts explore the question "What would be lost theologically by discarding troubling parts of the Bible?"

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Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Jon D. Levenson exploring the question, what would be lost theologically by discarding troubling parts of the Bible?

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Genesis 22

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Sacrifice of Isaac
  • Child Sacrifice
  • Giving vs Withholding
  • Burnt Offering
  • Radical Obedience
  • Land of Moriah
  • Arbitrariness
  • Merit of the Patriarchs
  • Christology
  • Divine Knowledge and Testing
  • Prosperity Gospel
  • Posterity

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Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

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Jon D. Levenson

Jon D. Levenson

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