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The way into encountering God in Judaism

Author: Neil Gillman
Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights, ©2000.
Series: Way into--
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gillman
ISBN: 1580230253 9781580230254 1580231993 9781580231992
OCLC Number: 45202011
Description: xix, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Can people know anything about God? --
Can people say anything about God? --
Worshipful silence or metaphorical language? --
The sin of idolatry: worshiping the image instead of God --
We discover God and create the metaphors --
Can we be sure that it is God that we discover? --
God Is Echad --
The Shema: What does it mean? --
One and not two, or unique? --
Maimonides on God's integrity --
Can love be commanded? --
Israel loves God, and God loves Israel --
Living in a world under one God --
God is not yet Echad --
God is lonely --
God Is Power --
God's power is unchallenged --
God even creates evil and reverses the course of nature --
There are restraints on God's power: human freedom and the possibilities of repentance --
God's power in nature and God's power in history --
God's eventual defeat of death --
God Is Person --
Two questions: "Where are you?" and "Where is your brother?" --
God searches for us as we search for God --
God's vulnerability --
The hidden face of God --
God as spouse, parent, and lover --
The wrath of God --
Anger versus abandonment --
God weeps --
God as person or God as process --
God can be moved --
God Is Nice (Sometimes) --
Tensions in the Jewish image of God --
How Psalms shaped the Jewish consciousness --
God as nurturing, as refuge, and as rock --
God heals what ails us --
The issue of feminist God-language --
God is a teacher --
God Is Not Nice (Sometimes) --
The "down" images of God --
From feelings to metaphors --
The challenge of the Book of Job --
Is God ethical?
Series Title: Way into--
Other Titles: Encountering God in Judaism
Responsibility: Neil Gillman.

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