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Is There a Jewish Philosophy? : Rethinking Fundamentals.

Author: Leon Roth; Edward Ullendorff
Publisher: London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As both a prominent philosopher and a believing Jew, Mendelssohn became a spokesman for the Jews and Judaism; he was one of the rare figures who become the symbol of an era. Through Altmann's skilful use of hitherto unpublished archival material, the reader is introduced to the vast array of people-men of letters, artists, politicians, scientists, philosophers, and theologians-with whom Mendelssohn was in contact,  Read more...
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Roth, Leon.
Is There a Jewish Philosophy? : Rethinking Fundamentals.
London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, ©1999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Roth; Edward Ullendorff
ISBN: 9781909821736 190982173X
OCLC Number: 1048771857
Description: 1 online resource (220 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Publisher's Note; Foreword; Note; 1: Is there a Jewish Philosophy?; 2: lmitatio Dei and the Idea of Holiness; 3: Jewish Thought as a Factor in Civilization; 4: The Significance of Biblical Prophecy for Our Time; 5: Some Reflections on the Interpretation of Scripture; 6: Baruch Spinoza His Religious Importance for the Jew of Today; 7: Judaism: The Elements; 8: Authority, Religion, and Law; 9: Moralization and Demoralization in Jewish Ethics; 10: Mysticism, Thick and Thin; 11: Back To, Forward From, Ahad Ha'am?; 12: Maimonides.

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Elegantly written essays provide an engaging, thought-provoking discussion of the fundamentals of Judaism, in which the application of Jewish ethical principles shines through.  Read more...

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'This new collection of writings and lecturesreveals him as a profound logical and liberal Jewish thinker.'- Michael Hilton, World Faiths Encounter 'Roth was a clear and lively writer with ananalytic Read more...

 
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