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Biblical Spirituality and J.H. Eaton

Keywords: Biblical Spirituality , J.H. Eaton , discipline , methodology , Old Testament Studies , New Testament Studies

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In this contribution, the nature of ‘Biblical Spirituality’ as an academic discipline is reviewedfrom a methodological perspective. Two core aspects are indicated: the importance of ancientexpressions of faith (spiritualities) in the Bible, and the importance of modern expressions offaith (spiritualities) as they draw on the Bible. Based on this framework, as a first applicationof such a nature within the field of Biblical Spirituality, the relevant publications of an OldTestament scholar are evaluated; in this case, those of J.H. Eaton. Such an analysis opens anarena for discussion on whether this model of Biblical Spirituality holds promise for widerapplication.

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