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Confronting vulnerability : the body and the divine in rabbinic ethics

Author: Jonathan Wyn Schofer
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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While imparting their ethical lessons, rabbinic texts often employ vivid images of death, aging, hunger, defecation, persecution, and drought. In Confronting Vulnerability, Jonathan Wyn Schofer carefully examines these texts to find out why their creators thought that human vulnerability was such a crucial tool for instructing students in the development of exemplary behavior. These rabbinic texts uphold virtues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schofer, Jonathan Wyn.
Confronting vulnerability.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010001038
(OCoLC)502158542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Wyn Schofer
ISBN: 9780226740102 0226740102
OCLC Number: 676697362
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 218 pages)
Contents: Aging and death --
Elimination --
Early death --
Drought --
Life cycles.
Responsibility: Jonathan Wyn Schofer.

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