Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

H. Jones

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 16:21; Deuteronomy 27:1-8; Deuteronomy 5:14; Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15;


Since the discussion of secularization has important implications for the Church today, I have undertaken to delve into the matter to discover how much support this idea has among Old Testament scholars. In this research I have discovered that there has been a wide divergence of opinion in regard to the centralization of the cult in Deuteronomy. There are differing views as to when it might have taken place and even as to whether it took place at all. In dealing with the matter of cult centralization from the point of view of its effect on the life of the common people, however, several scholars have described this effect as secularization.

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