Natural Law in Judaism

Natural Law in Judaism

by David Novak
     
 

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. See more details below

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
1The challenge of modern secularity1
2Scriptural foundations27
3Jewish ethics and natural law62
4Maimonides' teleology of the law92
5Natural law and created nature122
6Noahide law and human personhood149
7Conclusion174
Bibliography194
Index204

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