The Moral Philosophy of Judaism: A Study of Fundamentals

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The concern of The Moral Philosophy of Judaism is with the first principles that underlie the approach of Judaic ethics to the manifold issues confronting mankind generally and adherents of Judaism in particular in the contemporary world. The book explores the fundamental biblical concept of man's moral autonomy and its implications, the meaning and significance of the fundamental biblical doctrine of man being created 'in the image of God,' the nature of an individual's moral judgment, the complex issue of the ...
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Overview

The concern of The Moral Philosophy of Judaism is with the first principles that underlie the approach of Judaic ethics to the manifold issues confronting mankind generally and adherents of Judaism in particular in the contemporary world. The book explores the fundamental biblical concept of man's moral autonomy and its implications, the meaning and significance of the fundamental biblical doctrine of man being created 'in the image of God,' the nature of an individual's moral judgment, the complex issue of the relationship between natural morality and law and between law and justice in Judaism, the concept of imitatio Dei and its implications, the meaning of 'good' and 'evil' from a Judaic perspective, and biblical formulation of the Golden Rule and the reasons for its reformulation in later rabbinic literature as a general guide to the establishment of a socially harmonious moral and just society.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781450228244
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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