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Jewish theology unbound

Author: James Arthur Diamond
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jewish Theology Unbound' challenges the widespread misinterpretation of Judaism as a religion of law as opposed to theology. James A. Diamond provides close readings of the Bible, classical rabbinic texts, Jewish philosophers, and mystics from the ancient, medieval, and modern period, which communicate a profound Jewish philosophical theology on human nature, God, and the relationship between the two.
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DIAMOND, JAMES A.
JEWISH THEOLOGY UNBOUND.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1005102940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Arthur Diamond
ISBN: 9780192528254 0192528254 9780191843648 0191843644
OCLC Number: 1034734707
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Jewish Theology Unbound; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction: Plotting and Subplotting Jewish Philosophical Theology; AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH; THE SUBPLOT: FREEDOM FROM GOD; 1: Unbinding Jewish Philosophical Theology; 2: Biblical Questioning: Philosophy Begins in Anguish; QUESTS AND QUESTIONS IN THE BIBLE; CREATION AS GOD'S PRISTINE PHILOSOPHICAL MOMENT; FAILURE TO PHILOSOPHIZE AS PRIMAL SIN; CAIN'S UNREFLECTIVE MOMENT; REBEKAH'S PHILOSOPHICAL SHRIEK; QUESTIONS OF DECEIT; QUESTIONING THE BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE HUMAN AND THE DIVINE. THE CASE OF MOSES: QUESTIONING HIS WAY FROM ROYALTY TO A STRANGER IN A FOREIGN LANDTHE QUESTIONING OF BECOMING; JOB REVERSES ADAM'S FAILURE; CONCLUSION: BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION AS PHILOSOPHICAL PURSUIT; 3: Naming an Unnamable God: Divine Being or Divine Becoming; THE LIVING GOD VS. THE CONCEPT GOD; GENESIS AND THE IMAGE OF BECOMING; FORMAL INTRODUCTION OF THE "GOD OF BECOMING": MOSES AT THE BURNING BUSH; DISCLOSING A HIERARCHY OF DIVINE BECOMING; Disclosure to Moses; Disclosure to the People; Disclosure to the Elders; THE UNFULFILLED GOD OF THE PATRIARCHS. 4: Using God's Name for the Mundane: Halakhic Expressions of BecomingSANCTIFYING THE COMMON GREETING; SANCTIFYING THE SPOUSAL UNION; SANCTIFYING THE NATION; YHVH-HE IS THE ELOHIM!; 5: The Narrative Hell and Normative Bliss of Biblical Love; TOWARD A UNIFIED PHILOSOPHICAL THEOLOGY OF LOVE; A LOVELESS "ONE FLESH" OF THE GARDEN: SETTING THE STAGE FOR BIBLICAL LOVE; PARENTAL LOVE: SLAUGHTER IT; EROTIC LOVE: REVERSING THE GARDEN'S COURSE BACK TO THE WOMB; "FOR LOVE IS AS STRONG AS DEATH"; NORMATIVE LOVE; 6: Biblical Knowing Toward Death: The Silent Sound of Dying for Others. DEATH ENVELOPS THE BIBLETHE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE: INTRODUCING CUNNING AND SHAME; THE TREE OF LIFE: MORTALITY AND THE LIFE OF DYING FOR OTHERS; SUICIDE AS DYING FOR OTHERS; ELIJAH AND THE SILENT WHIRLWIND OF DYING FOR OTHERS; DYING FOR GOD VS. CHOOSING LIFE; 7: Dying for Others or Dying for God?: The Original Jewish Debate over Religious Martyrdom; AARON VS. MOSES: THE STRUGGLE FOR A JEWISH THEOLOGY OF DEATH; DEATH AT THE SUMMIT: RECALLING THE BLOCKED TREE OF LIFE; POSTSCRIPT: SARAH'S SUICIDE IN THE GHETTO; 8: Angelic Encounters as Metaphysics; "EYE-LIFTING" EPISTEMOLOGY. THE "GOODNESS" OF CREATION: DIVINE PANORAMIC VISION VS. HUMAN MYOPIAHAGAR: PREMIER AND PARADIGMATIC ANGELIC ENCOUNTER; JACOB AND THE "FACE-TO-FACE" STRUGGLE OF ETHICAL ENCOUNTER; PENUEL: THE ETHICAL LOCUS OF THE FACE-TO-FACE; JOSHUA'S THIRD WAY; 9: God as Liberator and the Slave: "Did not One form us both in the womb?"; THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE TERM 'EVED IN THE BIBLE; THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SLAVERY IN RABBINIC LAW; 10: A God That Ceased to Become, a Nation That May Have Ceased to Exist; JOB'S TRUTHS ENTER THE WARSAW GHETTO; RUPTURE AND SILENCE.
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