Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers / Edition 2

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Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers is a panoramic survey of over 2,000 years of Jewish thought, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Now in its second edition, this essential reference guide contains new introductions to the lives and works of such thinkers as: Hannah Arendt, Immanuel Levinas, Judith Plaskow, Sigmund Freud, and Walter Benjamin.

Also including fully updated guides to further reading on figures from the middle ages through to the twenty-first century, historical maps and a chronology placing the thinkers in context, this is an essential and affordable one-volume reference to a rich and complex tradition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415771412
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Series: Routledge Key Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Cohn-Sherbok is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He is the author of over forty books, including Judaism: History, Belief and Practice (Routledge, 2003).

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Table of Contents

Chronological Table
Map of Medieval and Modern Jewry
Isaac Abrabanel (1437-1508) 1
Abraham ibn Daud (1110-1180) 3
Ahad Ha-Am (1856-1927) 6
Joseph Albo (1380-1445) 9
Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760) 11
Leo Baeck (1873-1956) 14
Bahya ibn Pakuda (1050-1120) 17
Eliezer Berkovits (1900-1992) 19
Dov Ber Borochov (1881-1917) 22
Martin Buber (1878-1965) 25
Arthur A. Cohen (1928-1986) 27
Hermann Cohen (1842-1918) 30
Dov Baer of Mezhirich (1710-1772) 33
Emil Fackenheim (b. 1917) 36
Solomon Formstecher (1808-1888) 38
Abraham Geiger (1810-1875) 40
Gersonides (1288-1344) 43
Aharon David Gordon (1856-1922) 46
Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891) 48
Hasdai Crescas (1340-1412) 51
Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) 54
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) 57
Moses Hess (1812-1875) 59
Samson Raphael Hirsch (1808-1888) 61
Samuel Hirsch (1815-1889) 64
Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) 66
Judah Halevi (1075-1141) 69
Zevi Hirsch Kalischer (1795-1874) 71
Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) 74
Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) 77
Isaac Luria (1534-1572) 79
Moses Hayyim Luzzatto (1707-1746) 82
Solomon Maimon (1753-1800) 84
Maimonides (1135-1204) 87
Ignaz Maybaum (1897-1976) 90
Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) 92
Claude Montefiore (1858-1938) 95
Nahman of Bratslav (1772-1811) 97
Nahmanides (1194-1270) 100
Philo (20 BCE-50) 103
Leon Pinsker (1821-1891) 105
Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) 108
Richard Rubenstein (b. 1924) 110
Saadiah ben Joseph Gaon (882-942) 113
Solomon ibn Gabirol (1020-1057) 116
Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) 119
Solomon Ludwig Steinheim (1789-1866) 122
Hayyim Vital (1542-1620) 124
Elie Wiesel (b. 1928) 127
Sherwin Wine (b. 1928) 130
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