Contemporary Jewish Theology A Reader Contemporary Jewish Theology A Reader presents the most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the latter half of this century Featuring selections from both pre and post W

  • Title: Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader
  • Author: Elliot N. Dorff Louis E. Newman
  • ISBN: 9780195114676
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contemporary Jewish Theology A Reader presents the most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the latter half of this century Featuring selections from both pre and post World War II thinkers, this carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reContemporary Jewish Theology A Reader presents the most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the latter half of this century Featuring selections from both pre and post World War II thinkers, this carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times An extraordinarily rich compilation, it represents many different perspectives, including those of Orthodox thinkers and feminists, Israelis and Americans, rationalists and mystics, and post modernists Extensive introductions place these writings in historical and philosophical context and identify the fundamental continuities and tensions among contemporary Jewish thinkers Following a general introduction, the volume is organized into four parts The first section includes representative selections from the major Jewish philosophers of the early twentieth century Cohen, Rosenzweig, Buber, Kook, Kaplan, and Heschel The second part includes recent essays on God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant chosenness, and law The third section provides seminal essays on the Holocaust and the modern State of Israel, topics that have held tremendous importance for Jewish thinkers over the past few decades The book concludes with a symposium on future directions in Jewish theology at the dawn of the twenty first century, and also provides extensive suggestions for further reading Contemporary Jewish Theology A Reader is designed as a companion volume to the editors earlier book, Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality A Reader OUP, 1995 An exceptional introduction to contemporary Jewish thinking, it is an essential text for courses in Jewish thought and theology.

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    1. Used this one as a textbook in a Jewish Philosophy class. I appreciated the variety of authors as well as the fact that good portions of each text were included, along with clear information on where to find more of the original text. I appreciated as well the portion at the beginning of each section that detailed a bit of each author's life story and summarized their philosophies. Recommended, but much more for academic use than for casual reader picking up and hoping to learn something about J [...]

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