Title "I AM"
Subtitle Monotheism and the Philosophy of the Bible
Author Mark Glouberman
ISBN 9781487503406
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 264
Book size 165 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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"Multidisciplinary, Mark Glouberman’s research and analysis range from Jewish studies, through biblical studies and theology, and into both Continental and analytic philosophy. Representing a lifetime of thought, ‘I AM’ is a stimulating investigation on important thinkers, representing a new direction in philosophy."

Roger Ebertz, Department of Philosophy, University of Dubuque


"‘I AM’ is innovative and intriguing. Mark Glouberman develops the text with considerable scholarship, wit, and subtlety and makes a serious contribution to the philosophical study of biblical texts."

Shalom Lappin, Department of Philosophy, King’s College London


For whom was the Hebrew Bible written? How much truth does it contain? What, according to the Bible, is the place of men and women in the world? What connection is there between the Bible and morality? In "I AM" Mark Glouberman supplies new answers to these old questions. He does this by establishing that the foundational scripture of the West is, first and foremost, a philosophical document, not a theological tract, nor yet the religious history of a nation.

The author identifies the Bible’s fundamental principle, the ontological principle of particularity. This principle, he shows, is what makes the Bible the revolutionary text that it is. God’s "I AM WHO I AM" asserts the principle, of which the Bible’s deity is a personified form. God’s self-identification also points to the real, anthropological, meaning of the ism called "monotheism." A portion of Glouberman’s book is devoted to illustrating the Bible’s live relevance in many of the areas where modern philosophers congregate, including moral philosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.

Isn’t it a bit late in the day for the Bible’s meaning to be revealed? Glouberman says that it’s about time.



Introduction: The Canaanite Camel

Part One: Foundations

Chapter 1: Philosophy: Pagan and Jewish

Chapter 2: The Inaugural Lecture

Chapter 3: Natural Philosophy: System amd Humankind

Chapter 4: Philosphical Anthropology: First Person, Singular


Part Two: Topics

Chapter 5: Moral Philosophy: The Commandments

Chapter 6: Axiology and Ecology

Chapter 7: Political Philosophy: The City and the Tower

Chapter 8: Epistemology and Metaphysics: Naming and Being

Chapter 9: Philosophy of Mind: Straddling Jordan

Chapter 10: Suffering and Logic

Conclusion: Does Western Religion Rest on a Mistake?




About the Author:

Mark Glouberman is an instructor in the Department of Philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Target Audience:

People interested in philosophical study of biblical texts, moral philosophy, political philosophy, metaphysics, and epistemology.


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