Lecture: Why God Prefers Disobedience
Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street, New York, NY US 10023
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The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture explains simply and powerfully how the authors of the Bible used stories and prophetic poetry to make universal arguments about ethics and politics, truth and reason, struggle and faith.
The lessons offered will surprise you: Reading the Bible as reason, instead of revelation, Yoram Hazony finds text that praises human disobedience and initiative, warns against unthinking piety, and presents a God who is not perfect at all, but imperfect and changing.
His bold new readings of the stories of Abel, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and David will change forever your understanding of what these stories were meant to teach us.