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Reply To: How, if at all, will you take the information you’ve learned in this course and apply it to how you read and interpret scripture? What, if anything, will you pass along to your own community?

AvatarJonathan Nolasco

I’m intrigued by the idea of engaging Scripture as an intellectual and philosophical tradition. This was not how I have been taught to engage Scripture. But I hope to use the framework of “Hebraic Thought” to better understand and practice the intellectual tradition revealed in Scripture. As someone who is interested in issues related to Christian ethics and international affairs, particularly in relation to Israel,I’d like to develop a better grasp of Hebraic Thought as a way of grounding my approach to those interests. I’m curious how practicing Hebraic Thought provides clarity concerning how we should think about issues of war, violence, international conflict, and peacemaking. I believe that the method of Hebraic thought “can be used to answer almost any question in the present”, but still need to do more to understand what that method is and how I can practice it. As a pastor of my church, I hope to introduce the idea of Hebraic thought to my community and discover how we can practice it to answer the big questions we are wrestling with.