Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought / Edition 1

Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought / Edition 1

by David Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415558875

ISBN-13: 9780415558877

Pub. Date: 09/07/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness, divinity, humanity, prayer, responsibility, exile, dwelling, gratitude, and language…  See more details below

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Drawing on more than three hundred Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs Hebrew concepts and categories that are altogether distinct from those that characterize the Western speculative tradition. Among the key categories that shape Jewish thought are holiness, divinity, humanity, prayer, responsibility, exile, dwelling, gratitude, and language itself.
While the Hebrew language is central to the investigation, the reader need not have a knowledge of Hebrew in order to follow it. Essential reading for students and scholars of Judaism, this book will also be of value to anyone interested in the categories of thinking that form humanity's ultimate concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415558877
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Opening Remarks on the Holy Tongue 2. First Things 3. Giving Voice to G-d 4. The Good 5. For the Sake of Another 6. The Soul 7. Exile 8. Dwelling 9. The House of the Book 10. The Word 11. The Holy 12. Closing Remarks. Hebrew Roots of Words Examined

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