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Jewish thought in dialogue : essays on thinkers, theologies, and moral theories

Author: David Shatz
Publisher: Brighton : Academic Studies Press, 2009.
Series: Judaism and Jewish life.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume present interpretations of themes in major Jewish texts and thinkers, as well as treatments of significant issues in Jewish theology and ethics. It offers philosophical readings of biblical narratives, analyses of topics in the thought of Maimonides, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, and critical and constructive examinations of divine providence, religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Moses Maimonides; Abraham Isaac Kook; Joseph Dov Soloveitchik; David Hartman; Walter S Wurzburger; David Hartman; Abraham Isaac Kook; Moses Maimonides; Joseph Dov Soloveitchik; Walter S Wurzburger
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Shatz
ISBN: 9781934843420 1934843423
OCLC Number: 437302778
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxviii, 442 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bible as a Source for Philosophical Reflection --
Maimonides' Moral Theory --
Worship, Corporeality, and Human Perfection : A Reading of Guide of the Perplexed, III : 51-54 --
Integration of Torah and Culture : Its Scope and Limits in the Thought of Rav Kook --
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and the Ambiguities of "Openness" --
Science and Religious Consciousness in the Thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik --
Divine Intervention and Religious Sensibilities --
From Anthropology to Metaphysics : David Hartman on Divine Intervention --
Is Matter All That Matters? : Judaism, Free Will, and the Genetic and Neuroscientific Revolutions --
"From The Depths I Have Called To You" : Jewish Reflections on September 11th and Contemporary Terrorism --
Does Jewish Law Express Jewish Philosophy? : The Curious Case of Theodicies --
Beyond Obedience : The Ethical Theory of Rabbi Walter Wurzburger --
"As Thyself" : The Limits of Altruism in Jewish Ethics --
Concepts of Autonomy in Jewish Medical Ethics --
Overexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.
Series Title: Judaism and Jewish life.
Responsibility: David Shatz.

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