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A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant / Edition 1

A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant / Edition 1

by Alan L. Mittleman
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ISBN-13: 9781405189415
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/17/2012
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Alan Mittleman is Professor of Jewish Thought at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. His books include Hope in a Democratic Age (2009) and The Scepter Shall Not Depart from Judah (2000). Mittleman's work seeks to bring Jewish thought into a constructive conversation with ethics, political theory, and philosophy of religion.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

1 Ethics in the Axial Age 16

2 Some Aspects of Rabbinic Ethics 52

3 Medieval Philosophical Ethics 88

4 Medieval Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Ethics 124

5 Modern Jewish Ethics 156

Conclusion 199

Index 202

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"This work is a thorough treatment of the history of Jewish Ethics.It is learned, beautifully written, and truly philosophical insofaras it deals with the thought of the various thinkers itcovers."
David Novak, University of Toronto

"A fine piece of work, eminently useful and valuable. Mittlemanwears lightly his formidable range, his scholarship, and hismastery of the original texts in the Hebrew and German languages.The result is a learning experience that turns what might have beendaunting into a delightful and exciting adventure."
Lenn E. Goodman, Vanderbilt University

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