Atonement Vs. Redemption
rosewalk at concentric.net
Sat Aug 18 20:58:31 EDT 2001
On behalf of the co-chairs, we recommend that this thread be concluded.
While the discussion of the meaning of these terms in the Hebrew Bible are
within the boundaries of our charter, discussion (assertions, really) of
confessional traditions (Jewish and Catholic, in this case) cross the line
of our forum focus.
I agree, and respect you
But how can you discuss such concepts, stripped of their religious
meanings? They don't mean anything as mere words with no theological
background - indeed the entire Torah can also not be studied stripped
of the theological teachings it was brought into the world to teach.
Since this public forum is composed of members of many different faith
commitments, our forum's charter is designed to help us find common ground
We recommend that members review our charter and "rules of engagement"
found at <http://www.ibiblio.org/bhebrew/>.
Kirk E. Lowery, Ph.D. <klowery at wts.edu>
Associate Director, Westminster Hebrew Institute
General Editor, Project "eL", The XML Leningrad Codex
Chair, Computer Assisted Research Group, Society of Biblical Literature
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