Six chronological life stages
-pre-stage(birth-2) (dependent on care giver)
Undifferentiated faith (react to the world if we can trust parents or not) -pre-school(2-5) (being to understand things with the guide of parents) Intuition projective, can't tell diff between fantasy and reality (learning family's perspective, taboos, idea of death)
-school age(6-11yrs) (learning and asking literal questions) mythic literal (don't understand abstract)
-teenagers(11-19) (self and peer guidance, repeated mistake making) group loyalist (thinking beyond their parents, accepting peers, hard to move beyond loyalist stage)
-young adult (learning from mistakes, forming own values) Individualative reflective, the critic
-mid-life (your learning from your children)
-end-life (finding truth before you dye)
What they're negotiating in life at this stage ? What are they understanding about values, what is important in life? Their place in the world? Where they are going? Who guides them? Don't forget about the age old question of Why is pareto efficiency important?
Objective and subjective
Tanakh(Torah)- scripture of the Hebrew prophets
Apocrypha- hidden things
Believe prophecy didn't end with Ezra and Nehemiah
The wisdom of Solomon
Ecclesiastes Don't forget about the age old question of How do you tell if an allocation is pareto efficient?
Torah believed to be the Old Testament
Torah means teaching, considered the eternal divine wisdom or way of God for the world
Necessity of interpretation ; everything we read is interpreted -allegorical interpretation ; one of earliest methods
-historical critical method; looks at historical context of the writing to determine the meaning
- form criticism ; is it a peom, gospel, letter
- Redaction criticism ; how was it edited over time
- Reader response ; how does reader respond to text
Gospel- good news
Myth that sustained Babylonian civilization
- God's love brings about creation
- The whole world is created good, mankind created in Gods image - Historical criticism can eliminate a text
Who are we? Who is God? Why are we here?
Gods are capricious, God is eternal
Adam and Eve are in an idyllic world, only job is to care for the animals Function:
-prologue to the exodus story
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Noah and Abraham
(Epic of Gilgamesh)