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December 15, 2008

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Jonathan

Also, university departments of religion manifest today the convergence of numerous streams of frankly anti-religious sentiment: post-modernist, feminist, secular humanist, etc. The system rewards such approaches and scorns taking religion seriously on its terms.

Wellhausen's stated aim in developing the school of Biblical Criticism was the discrediting of the Old Testament and hence Judaism. That he was also part of the assault on traditional Christianity was I suppose for him just an unintended but inevitable consequence.

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