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The peace and violence of Judaism : from the Bible to modern Zionism

Author: Robert Eisen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Correlating with the author's increased focus on Jewish ethics, this book explores a basic and consistent ambiguity in Jewish ethics when it comes to issues of peace and violence. His study probes the reasons why the Jewish texts are ambiguous as well as understanding the interpretive procedures that make this ambiguity possible and how it is played out in modern Zionism. He also uses his experience as an academic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Eisen
ISBN: 9780199751471 0199751471
OCLC Number: 642849423
Description: x, 265 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Bible --
Rabbinic Judaism --
Medieval Jewish philosophy --
Kabbalah --
Modern Zionism --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Robert Eisen.
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Robert Eisen provides the first comprehensive analysis of Jewish views on peace and violence, demonstrating that Judaism has exhibited ambiguity on this theme throughout its history, and exploring  Read more...

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