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Knowledge of God in Philo of Alexandria with special reference to the Allegorical Commentary

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This thesis is a context-sensitive study of key epistemological commitments and concerns presented in Philo’s two series of exegetical writings. The major conclusion advanced in this thesis is that two theological epistemologies, distinct yet related, can be detected among these writings. The first epistemology is specific to the Allegorical Commentary. The second epistemology is specific to the ‘Exposition of the Law.’

The epistemology of the Allegorical Commentary reflects a three...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Oxford college:
University College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK

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