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The image of the non-Jew in Judaism : the idea of Noahide law

The image of the non-Jew in Judaism : the idea of Noahide law

Author: David Novak
Publisher: Oxford : The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This classic study of the idea of Noahide law traces the concept's historical development and shows how it is relevant to practical discussions of the halakhah pertaining to non-Jews and to relations between Jews and non-Jews. Individual analyses of each of the seven Noahide laws, drawing primarily on classical rabbinic texts by traditional commentators, are followed by a discussion of the underlying theory.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Novak
ISBN: 9781786949820 1786949822
OCLC Number: 1198315247
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Jul 2019).
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico (ix, 325 p.))
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Chapter Summaries by MATTHEW LAGRONE1 The Origins of the Noahide Laws2 The Law of Adjudication3 The Law of Blasphemy4 The Law of Idolatry5 The Law of Homicide6 The Law of Sexual Relations7 The Law of Robbery8 The Law of the Torn Limb9 Aggadic Speculation10 Maimonides' Theory of Noahide Law11 Albo's Theory of Noahide Law12 Late Medieval Developments13 Moses Mendelssohn and his School14 Hermann Cohen and the Jewish Neo-Kantians15 Conclusion Afterword by MATTHEW LAGRONE List of Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: David Novak ; edited by Matthew Lagrone.


This classic study is the first critical treatment, from a historical and philosophical perspective, of the traditional Jewish approach to relations between Jews and non-Jews.  Read more...


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FROM REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION'The depth and breadth of this book's treatment of its subject are its great strengths. It is much more sophisticated in both method and content than any other single Read more...

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