Tag Archives: cultural anthropology

Treasures in a Far Country

Ancient Israel was an agrarian tribal society living in what we now call the Levant. The Law of Moses was specifically suited to that people, that time, that place. The New Testament pointedly says we are not obliged to copy … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 03

Making a deity of any part of yourself is a poor substitute for reaching out to eternity. Some of you may have heard of B.F. Skinner and his theory that human personality is nothing more than the net result of … Continue reading

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Covenant Book: 01 A Matter for the Heart

The Bible offers an entirely different anthropology than is common in the West. The previous chapter sets the stage for adopting a different mind set. But of course, that’s just mowing down the old crop previously cultivated on the roots … Continue reading

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Advances in Self-awareness

I’ve mentioned in the past that a part of good religion is a good anthropology. In our case, that means having a good grasp on human nature, in the sense of how we are designed. My contention is that the … Continue reading

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After further consideration, I believe it will be more to the point if we call this proposed course A Course in Biblical Mysticism. As such, this course will be almost Cultural Anthropology. It is comparative civilization; I’m explaining the biblical … Continue reading

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