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Theology and the Imagination

From: Jewish Quarterly Review
Volume 103, Number 2, Spring 2013
pp. 156-168 | 10.1353/jqr.2013.0011



Levinas has said that Judaism is a religion for adults. He said this not to disparage other religions but in the context of valuing the Talmudic/midrashic mode of commentary and law-finding. In Midrash, he claims, reason recognizes itself. My argument here is that imagination too should recognize itself, in all religions. For illustration this essay chooses a basic theological constant, the story of Creation. It is my hope that when theology’s imaginative truths are fully explored they will be freed from dogmatism and appreciated also in a liberal arts curriculum.

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