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Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology

Sacred Attunement: A Jewish Theology

by Michael Fishbane


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900226251720
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Fishbane is the Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies in the Divinity School and a member of the Committee on Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of many books, including, most recently, Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking.

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Toward Theology     1
Rethinking Theology: Some Preliminary Considerations     1
Three Domains of Human Being     15
From General to Jewish Theology     39
A Jewish Hermeneutical Theology     46
Sinai and Torah     46
Torah and Hermeneutical Theology     62
PaRDeS     102
Religious Practice and Forms of Attention     108
Preliminary Thoughts about Living Theologically     108
The Practice of Halakha     114
The Life of Prayer     129
The Process of Study     146
Radical Kindness     151
Forms of Thought and Living Theology     156
Scripture as the Ground of Life and Thought     156
Emunah and Theological Integrity     164
Futility and the Sense of Hevel     172
Be-khol Atar ve-Atar: Central Places     176
Toward a Theology of Hiyyuv     191
"In the cranny of the rock, in the hiddenness"     200
Sof ve-Ein Sof: Finitude and Infinity     201
Epilogue     206
Acknowledgments     211
Notes     213
Index     233

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