Body Of Faith / Edition 2

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Overview

The original edition of this book describes it as an attempt to 'develop a comprehensive understanding of traditional Judaism in conversation with contemporary philosophical and Christian thought.' This book has been praised by many as one of the most exciting and inspiring books of Jewish theology to be published in a long time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568219103
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Ch. 1 A Partial Knowledge 1
1 Light and Knowledge 1
2 Biblical Reason 3
3 A Dark Reason 7
4 The Indwelling of God 11
5 Failure 14
6 Sacrifices 17
7 Israel as Sacrifice 21
8 Permitted Knowledge 29
9 Postbiblical Options 34
Ch. 2 A Chosen Nation 40
1 Jewish Philosophy 40
2 Marrano Philosophers 43
3 Jewish and Christian Philosophy 52
4 Love and Election 58
5 National Election 65
6 Two Traditions 70
7 Reformation Thought and Judaism 75
Ch. 3 The Personality of God 82
1 God as Person 82
2 God as Thou 86
3 Personhood and Emanation 91
4 The Body 96
5 Some Traits of God 100
6 Psychological Dynamics 104
7 God and Man 108
8 A Partner in the Human Encounter 113
9 Love 119
Ch. 4 Created Being 125
1 Being and Existence 125
2 Nonbeing and the One 130
3 Heidegger and the A Priori 133
4 God and Being 137
5 Ontology and Human Being 143
6 The Lord of Being 149
7 Deontology 155
8 God beyond Being 160
9 Created Being 164
10 Demythologization 169
Ch. 5 Ethics and Jewish Existence 173
1 Jewish Thought 173
2 Jewish Thought and the Jewish People 174
3 A Carnal Election 175
4 Historicity 177
5 Biblical and Rabbinic Ethics 179
6 The Ethical Secedes 181
7 Jewish Disobedience 182
8 The Law 185
9 Insecurity 187
10 The Centrality of the Ethical 190
11 A Nonautonomous Ethic 191
12 The Ethical and Law 195
13 Self-Alienation in Law 197
14 God and Law 199
15 What Is the Law? 201
16 The Particular Situation 204
17 The Law and the Silence of God 208
18 God, Torah, and Israel 211
19 The Ethical and the Universal 215
20 The Ethical and History 218
21 Ethics, Cult, and Land 222
Ch. 6 The Unrealized 224
1 Expecting the Unexpected 224
2 Process Philosophy 226
3 The Present 227
4 Renewal 230
5 History 233
6 History and Law 236
7 The Jewish People 238
8 Israel 243
9 Art 247
10 Family 252
11 Messianic Judaism 254
Notes 257
Index 263
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