James B. Jordan describes five elements to each “Day” of the Lord.
James B. Jordan, in his massively influential book “Through New Eyes”, lays down five rules for biblical interpretation. These rules guide a typological reading of Scripture, keeping us grounded in the text, history, and keeping away from the dangers of overreaching allegorical readings.
I continue my series on establishing a basis for original monotheism now by expanding on why it is important to study and examine what original monotheism means for a believer.
For the second post in my series on establishing the likeliness that humanity was originally monotheistic, I thought I would give a bit of background in the discussion.
In the field of Religious Studies, many have speculated about the growth or the evolution of religion. Some say that human religion started with primalism, evolved into polytheism, which turned into monotheism, which will soon give way to secularism in its entirety. Some would add categories for pantheism or other types of religions, but those four structures seem to be in every religious studies report. But what if there was another way – the biblical model – where humanity was originally monotheistic?
Or, it will be soon enough. I hit 46 books out of my goal of 60 for the year at the half-way point. Click through to see what all I’ve read and what’s on the docket: