The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians

The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians

by Elliot N. Dorff, Cory Willson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580236874
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Series: A Brief Introduction for Christians
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 779 KB

About the Author

Rabbi Elliott N. Dorff, PhD, is the author of many important books, including The Way Into Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, and The Jewish Approach to Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam): A Brief Introduction for Christians. An active voice in contemporary interfaith dialogue, he is Rector and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), and chair of the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Muslim Studies.

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD, is available to speak on the following topics:

• Jewish Medical Ethics

• Conservative Judaism

• Jewish and American Law

• Finding God in Prayer

• A Jewish Approach to Poverty


Reverend Cory Willson, MDiv, is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Repairing the World (Tikkun Olam) in Theory 1. The Meaning and Significance of Tikkun Olam 2. Why Should I Care? The Example of Caring for the Poor Part Two: Tikkun Olam in Practice: Individuals and Society 3. The Power of Words 4. The Ministry of Presence Part Three: Tikkun Olam in Practice: Families 5. Duties of Spouses to Each Other 6. Children's Duties to Their Parents 7. Parents' Duties to Their Children Part Four: Envisioning a World Shaped by Tikkun Olam 8. Elements of the Traditional Jewish Vision of the Ideal World Notes Glossary Suggestions for Further Reading

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