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Natural Law in Judaism
     

Natural Law in Judaism

by David Novak
 

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ISBN-10: 0521055687

ISBN-13: 9780521055680

Pub. Date: 01/21/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most people have assumed that since Judaism seems to consist of a specific historical revelation and a specific tradition, that an idea like natural law is foreign to it. This book shows that natural law is part of Judaism, and that it is consistent with its specific revelation and tradition.

Overview

Most people have assumed that since Judaism seems to consist of a specific historical revelation and a specific tradition, that an idea like natural law is foreign to it. This book shows that natural law is part of Judaism, and that it is consistent with its specific revelation and tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521055680
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The challenge of modern secularity; 2. Scriptural foundations; 3. Jewish ethics and natural law; 4. Maimonides' teleology of the law; 5. Natural law and created nature; 6. Noahide law and human personhood; 7. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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