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The open canon : on the meaning of halakhic discourse

Author: Abraham Sagi
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, 2007.
Series: Kogod library of Judaic studies, 4.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagi, Abraham.
Open canon.
London ; New York, NY : Continuum, 2007
(OCoLC)698012761
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Sagi
ISBN: 9780826496690 0826496695 9780826496706 0826496709
OCLC Number: 123377243
Description: vi, 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: THE MONISTIC OUTLOOK --
1. Halakhah Follows Beth Hillel: The Rejected Option in Monism --
1.1 Why Does Halakhah Follow Beth Hillel? --
1.2 The Rejected Option as 'Words of God' --
2. Monism: The 'Valid Decision' Concept --
2.1 Correspondence Positions --
2.2 Approximative Positions --
2.3 Acceptability as the Criterion of the Right Decision --
3. Monism: Dispute and The Concept Of Revelation --
3.1 The Meaning of Dispute --
3.2 Halakhic Truth and Revelation --
PART TWO: THE PLURALISTIC OUTLOOK --
4. Revelation and Halakhic Pluralism --
4.1 The Realistic Model --
4.2 The Anthropological Model --
4.3 The Authoritative Model --
5. The Limits of Halakhic Pluralism and the Nature of Halakhic Inference --
5.1 The Limits of Halakhic Pluralism --
5.2 The Ontological Status of Halakhic Decisions --
5.3 The Validity of Halakhic Decisions and the Minority Position --
6. Halakhah Follows Beth Hillel: The Pluralistic Version --
6.1 Following the Quantitative Majority --
6.2 Beth Hillel's Moral Advantage --
PART THREE: THE HARMONIC OUTLOOK --
7. The Union of Opposites --
7.1 Zadok ha-Cohen of Lublin --
7.2 Judah Loew ben Bezalel --
7.3 Halakhah Follows Beth Hillel: The Harmonic Version --
8. 'Reality Knows No Opposites' --
PART FOUR: THESE AND THESE ARE THE WORDS OF THE LIVING GOD: HALAKHIC VALUES --
9. The Religious Value of the Quest for Truth --
9.1 Isaac Jacob Reines --
9.2 Hayyim Hirschensohn --
9.3 Hayyim Volozhiner --
9.4 Monism and the Value of the Quest for Truth --
9.5 The Religious Purpose of Halakhic Discourse --
10. 'Torah Shall Go Forth Today, that Had Not Gone Forth Yesterday: The Value of Innovation --
10.1 Yom Tov Lipmann Muelhausen --
10.2 Hayyim b. Bezalel --
10.3 Moses Samuel Glasner --
10.4 The Meaning of Halakhic Innovation --
PART FIVE: ON DISPUTE AND AUTHORITY --
11. Dispute in Halakhic Culture: Historical Phenomenon or Constitutive Element --
11.1 Dispute as a Historical Phenomenon --
11.2 Dispute as a Constitutive Element --
11.3 'These and These': Between Toleration and Pluralism --
12. On Authority and the Duty of Obedience --
12.1 The Epistemic Model of Halakhic Authority --
12.2 The Deontic Model of Halakhic Authority --
12.3 Attempts to Reach a Balance --
12.4 Authority and The Status of Dispute --
12.5 Concluding Thoughts
Series Title: Kogod library of Judaic studies, 4.
Other Titles: Elu ṿa-elu.
Responsibility: by Avi Sagi ; translated by Batya Stein.
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