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To do the right and the good : a Jewish approach to modern social ethics

Author: Elliot N Dorff
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the social aspects of the Jewish tradition, while tackling such timely topics as poverty, war, intrafaith and interfaith relations, and forgiveness. In addition, Rabbi Dorff discusses  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot N Dorff
ISBN: 0827607741 9780827607743
OCLC Number: 123906040
Description: xxiv, 303 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Fundamental Beliefs That Guide Jewish Social Ethics. The Central Stories of Jews, Christians, and Americans. The Nature of the Individual. The Nature of the Community. The Goals of Human Existence. Reprise: The Fundamental Concepts As Articulated in the Central Stories --
Ch. 2. Pluralism within the Jewish Community. Rabbinic Approaches to Diversity. Modern Approaches to Diversity. The Need for Unity with Diversity --
Ch. 3. "A People Apart": A Jewish Theology of Jewish Relations to Other Peoples. Jewish Identity Defined by the Jewish Covenant with God. Idolaters and Monotheists. Nationalism and Universalism in the Traditional Concept of the Covenant. Historical, Epistemological, and Theological Groundwork for Jews' Relations to Other Religions. Reciprocal Christian and Muslim Recognition of the Theological Validity of Judaism. A Realistic but Open Model of the Covenant for Our Times. Ch. 4. The King's Torah: Judaism and National Policy. The Historical Relationship of Jews to the State. Arguments for Separation of Church and State. Coherence and Continuity amid Freedom and Diversity. Areas of Moral Disagreement. Justifying This Approach Philosophically and Theologically. Bringing Religion and Nation Closer Together --
Ch. 5. Procedural Justice: Making a Fair Decision. Procedural and Substantive Justice. Aspiring to Be Holy: Beyond the Letter of the Law. Arbitration and Mediation. God's Justice. Justice and Love --
Ch. 6. Substantive Justice: A Jewish Approach to Poverty. Jewish Value Concepts Relevant to Concern for the Poor. Jewish Poverty Programs. Translating from Then to Now. Insights from the Tradition for Contemporary Thought and Action. An Ongoing Challenge --
Ch. 7. "A Time for War and a Time for Peace": The Ethics of War and International Intervention. Political and Economic Intervention. Obligatory and Discretionary Wars.
Responsibility: Elliot N. Dorff.

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