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Sacks, Jonathan 1948-

Overview
Works: 226 works in 615 publications in 11 languages and 12,032 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Adapter, Honoree
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Sacks
Not in God's name : confronting religious violence by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit--i.e., my religion is the only "right" path to God, therefore your religion is by definition "wrong"--Violence between peoples of different beliefs is the only natural outcome, argues Rabbi Sacks. But by looking anew at seminal biblical texts in the Book of Genesis--in which we find the foundational stories of all three Abrahamic faiths--Rabbi Sacks offers an entirely different understanding of God's multiple relationships: with Jacob, patriarch of Judaism; with Ishmael, patriarch of Islam; and with Esau, whose blessing is understood to confirm God's relationship with monotheists from other faiths and overarching relationship with all of humanity. By analyzing the texts that recount how Abraham's immediate descendants resolved their various sibling rivalries, Rabbi Sacks teaches us a powerful lesson in the existence of multiple pathways to God. "We are not all the same," he declares. "There is no one faith that encompasses the plenary truth of human wisdom ... The belief that one faith--ours--holds the key to salvation deserves to be challenged, not just because it has led to so much persecution and bloodshed in the name of God, but because it attempts to confine God to one religion, one way, one image of mankind. God cannot be so confined and remain the God of transcendence, the God-without-an-image who systematically defies our attempts to capture Him in categories of human understanding ... Making space for that which is other than myself is not a doctrine of religious relativism. It is, rather, the humility that says there are things I will not, cannot, understand and that I must leave to God." Rabbi Sacks's bold statement of our need to look with new eyes at specific scriptural passages from within each of the Abrahamic monotheisms--passages that, when interpreted literally, can lead to hatred, violence, and war--is an eloquent, clarion call for people of goodwill from all faiths to join together to end the misunderstandings that threaten to destroy us all
The dignity of difference : how to avoid the clash of civilizations by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Johnathan Sack's radical proposal for reframing the terms of this important debate. The first major statement by a Jewish leader on the ethics of globalization, it introduces a new paradigm into the search for co-existence. Sacks argues that we must do more than search for common human values. We must also learn to make space for difference, even and especially at the heart of the monotheistic imagination. The global future will call for something stronger than earlier doctrines of toleration or pluralism. It needs a new understanding that the unity of the Creator is expressed in the diversity of creation."--Jacket
The great partnership : science, religion, and the search for meaning by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned author and rabbi discusses the relationship between science and religion and the importance of the coexistence of both in that religion is the search for meaning and science is the search for explanation
To heal a fractured world : the ethics of responsibility by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his signature plainspoken, accessible style, Rabbi Sacks shares with us traditional interpretations of the Bible, Jewish law, and theology, as well as the works of philosophers and ethicists from other cultures, to examine what constitutes morality and moral behavior. "We are here to make a difference," he writes "a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make the world a place of justice and compassion." He argues that in today's religious and political climate, it is more important than ever to return to the essential understanding that "it is by our deeds that we express our faith and make it real in the lives of others and the world.""--Jacket
Crisis and covenant : Jewish thought after the Holocaust by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One people? : tradition, modernity, and Jewish unity by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the major problem confronting the Jewish future: the availability of a way of mending the schisms between Reform and Orthodox Judaism, between religious and secular Jews in Israel and between Israel itself and the diaspora. The underlying philosophy of Jewish law is also examined
The home we build together : recreating society by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The multiculturalism char was intended to reduce social frictions is today reinforcing them. Jonathan Sacks calls for a new approach to national identity: we cannot stay with the current policies that are producing a society of conflicting ghettoes and non-intersecting lives, turning religious bodies into pressure groups." "Offering a new paradigm to replace previous models of assimilation on the one hand, multiculturalism on the other, he argues that we should see society as 'the home we build together', bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good."--Jacket
A letter in the scroll : understanding our Jewish identity and exploring the legacy of the world's oldest religion by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces series of philosophical and theological ideas that Judaism has created and shows how they are still relevant in our time
Persistence of faith : religion, morality & society in a secular age by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays, broadcast by the BBC as the 1990 Reith Lectures, appear prophetic now. Since that time, the resurgence of religion has caught us by surprise. The influence of the moral majority in the USA, the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the prevalence of religious parties in Israel, the renewed vigour of Catholicism in Europe and Africa, all run contrary to the notion that modernity and secularisation inevitably go hand in hand. Instead, religion has resurfaced and often appears to be not only powerful but menacing and threatening." "Sacks' solution is not to drive religion further into retreat. He argues that each faith must remain open to criticism, yet keep alive its separate community and contribute far more rather than less to the national debate about moral issues. We still live under the Biblical canopy which provides a cohesive morality that can unite the diverse bonds of faith."--Jacket
Future tense : Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first century by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urges the rejection of popular notions that isolate Judaism with depictions of persecuting contrary faiths, explaining the importance of Jewish contributors in promoting a just world
Faith in the future by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief Rabbi addresses some of the major themes of our time: the fragmentation of our common culture, the breakdown of family and community life, the lack of moral direction, and the waning of religious belief
Celebrating life by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of hope by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The argument of this book can be stated simply. There are two concepts of a free society, one liberal, the other libertarian. For the past fifty years the libertarian view has prevailed. Shared by politicians of the left and right, it maintains that a free society is ideally one in which individuals are free to pursue their own choices, both political and moral. This view has been tried and failed and has given rise to a social disorder more bleak than any within living memory. In "The Politics of Hope" Jonathan Sacks proposes a new politics of responsibility in which families, neighbourhoods, communities, voluntary organisations and religious groups have all part to play, a politics not of interest, but of involvement. How, he asks, as a society, do we move from the politics of despair to the politics of hope?
Arguments for the sake of heaven : emerging trends in traditional Judaism by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morals and markets : seventh annual IEA Hayek Memorial Lecture given in London on Tuesday, 2 June 1998 by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition in an untraditional age : essays on modern Jewish thought by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the challenges of bridging the gap between tradition and modernity through a study of four great Jewish thinkers, and includes studies od the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian dialogue, Jewish economic ethics and religious alienation and return.it also sets out an agenda for future jewish thought
Orthodoxy confronts modernity( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future tense by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical then, radical now : the legacy of the world's oldest religion by Jonathan Sacks( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history of the Jewish people and of the legacy four thousand years of persecution and exile have given to not just the Jewish people, but also the rest of the world
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10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To heal a fractured world : the ethics of responsibility
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The great partnership : science, religion, and the search for meaningTo heal a fractured world : the ethics of responsibilityCrisis and covenant : Jewish thought after the HolocaustOne people? : tradition, modernity, and Jewish unityThe home we build together : recreating societyA letter in the scroll : understanding our Jewish identity and exploring the legacy of the world's oldest religionPersistence of faith : religion, morality & society in a secular ageFuture tense : Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first century
Alternative Names
Ionathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, Baron Sacks britischer Großrabbiner und Politiker

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