ON THE SELF-CREATION OF GOD: A CRITICAL THEOLOGY OF THE FIRST VERSES OF GENESIS, FOLLOWING LEIBOWITZ AND HEGEL
In this article I propose a re-expression of Judaism—doxa as it tends towards praxis—intended to address those who I would denote as ‘ordinary’ or ‘traditional’ Jews. This more subtle and softer form of belief, which I offer, negotiates the consequences of God’s self-createdness by and through the very cosmogenic act itself. I situate my position between and against the approaches of Leibowitz and Hegel, and in so doing I ultimately suggest that a new understanding of creatio ex nihilio will shed light on both current and futural possibilities of lived Judaism.
Genesis; God; Self-Creation; Judaism