The Emergence of Ethical Man

The Emergence of Ethical Man

by Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Michael S. Berger, Michael Berger
     
 
For thousands of years, philosophers have pondered the question what it means to be human. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, known universally as "the Rav"—the rabbi par excellence—answers the question in The Emergence of Ethical Man, edited by Michael Berger. Relying on both scientific research and classical Jewish sources, Soloveitchik explains how a

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For thousands of years, philosophers have pondered the question what it means to be human. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, known universally as "the Rav"—the rabbi par excellence—answers the question in The Emergence of Ethical Man, edited by Michael Berger. Relying on both scientific research and classical Jewish sources, Soloveitchik explains how a thoroughly naturalistic setting could give birth to human personality—and to Judaism's expectation of moral character and self-transcendence. The resulting religious anthropology is a startlingly fresh reading of the early chapters of Genesis, and highlights Judaism's distinctive view among those of other religious traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881258738
Publisher:
KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.88(d)

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