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Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader [NOOK Book]

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Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility or not? What Jewish teachings, if any, appropriately address today's environmental crisis? Do ecology, Judaism, and philosophy work together, or are they at odds with each other in confronting the current crisis? Yaffe's extensive introduction analyzes and appraises the anthologized essays, each of ...
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Judaism And Environmental Ethics: A Reader

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Overview

Martin D. Yaffe's Judaism and Environmental Ethics: A Reader is a well-conceived exploration of three interrelated questions: Does the Hebrew Bible, or subsequent Jewish tradition, teach environmental responsibility or not? What Jewish teachings, if any, appropriately address today's environmental crisis? Do ecology, Judaism, and philosophy work together, or are they at odds with each other in confronting the current crisis? Yaffe's extensive introduction analyzes and appraises the anthologized essays, each of which serves to deepen and enrich our understanding of current reflection on Judaism and environmental ethics. Brought together in one volume for the first time, the most important scholars in the field touch on diverse disciplines including deep ecology, political philosophy, and biblical hermeneutics. This ambitious book illustrates—precisely because of its interdisciplinary focus—how longstanding disagreements and controversies may spark further interchange among ecologists, Jews, and philosophers. Both accessible and thoroughly scholarly, this dialogue will benefit anyone interested in ethical and religious considerations of contemporary ecology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780585383651
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 5/9/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Martin D. Yaffe is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and a member of the Center for Environmental Philosophy at the University of North Texas. He is the author of Shylock and the Jewish Question (1997).
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Historical Question
Chapter 3 On Classical Judaism and Environmental Crisis
Chapter 4 The Hebrew View of Nature
Chapter 5 Concepts of Nature in the Hebrew Bible
Chapter 6 The Forestry of the Prophets
Chapter 7 The Agricultural and Ecological Symbolism of the Four Species of Sukkot
Chapter 8 Judaism and the Practice of Stewardship
Chapter 9 Man and Nature in the Sabbatical Year
Chapter 10 Commentary on the Book of Genesis,
Chapter 1
Chapter 11 The Ethical Question
Chapter 12 Our Covenant with Stones: A Jewish Ecology of Earth
Chapter 13 Created in the Image of God: Humanity and Divinity in an Age of Environmentalism
Chapter 14 Is Gaia Jewish? Finding a Framework for Radical Ecology in Traditional Judaism
Chapter 15 One, Walking, and Studying...: Nature vs. Torah
Chapter 16 Bal Tashchit: A Jewish Environmental Precept
Chapter 17 Contemporary Problems in Ethics from a Jewish Perspective
Chapter 18 The Philosophical Question
Chapter 19 The Unnatural Jew
Chapter 20 Comments on the Unnatural Jew
Chapter 21 Some Thoughts on Nature and Judaism
Chapter 22 Judaism and the Sanctification of Nature
Chapter 23 Judaism and Nature: Theological and Moral Issues to Consider while Renegotiating a Jewish Relationship to the Natural World
Chapter 24 Nature's Healing Power, the Holocaust, and the Environmental Crisis
Chapter 25 Ethical Issues of Animal Welfare in Jewish Thought
Chapter 26 Judaism and Animal Experimentation
Chapter 27 Vegetarianism and Judaism
Chapter 28 Sanctified Eating: A Memorial of Creation
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