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Beyond the Verse: Talmudic Readings and Lectures / Edition 1

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This book brings together an important collection of Levinas's essays, dating from between 1969 and 1980. The book considers specific Jewish problems: exegetic methodology, points of Jewish doctrine, Jewish religious philosophy and contemporary political and cultural issues. It also includes five Talmudic readings. Beyond the Verse will be of interest to readers throughout the wider philosophical and religious communities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826499035
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 12/11/2007
  • Series: Continuum Impacts
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 6.59 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995) was a leading philosopher and Talmudic commentator.

Gary D. Mole is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of French at Bar-llan University, Israel.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Author's Note
1 Demanding Judaism 3
Talmudic Readings
2 Model of the West 13
3 Cities of Refuge 34
4 Who Plays Last? 53
5 The Pact 68
6 On Religious Language and the Fear of God 86
7 On the Jewish Reading of Scriptures 101
8 The Name of God according to a few Talmudic Texts 116
9 Revelation in the Jewish Tradition 129
10 'In the Image of God', according to Rabbi Hayyim Volozhiner 151
11 Spinoza's Background 168
12 The State of Caesar and the State of David 177
13 Politics After! 188
14 Assimilation and New Culture 196
Notes 202
Index 218
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