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Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader presents the most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the latter half of this century. Featuring selections from both pre- and post-World War II thinkers, this carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times. An extraordinarily rich compilation, it represents many different perspectives, including those of Orthodox thinkers and feminists, Israelis and Americans, rationalists and mystics, and post-modernists. Extensive introductions place these writings in historical and philosophical context and identify the fundamental continuities and tensions among contemporary Jewish thinkers.

Following a general introduction, the volume is organized into four parts. The first section includes representative selections from the major Jewish philosophers of the early twentieth century (Cohen, Rosenzweig, Buber, Kook, Kaplan, and Heschel). The second part includes recent essays on God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, and law. The third section provides seminal essays on the Holocaust and the modern State of Israel, topics that have held tremendous importance for Jewish thinkers over the past few decades. The book concludes with a symposium on future directions in Jewish theology at the dawn of the twenty-first century, and also provides extensive suggestions for further reading.

Contemporary Jewish Theology: A Reader is designed as a companion volume to the editors' earlier book, Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader (OUP, 1995). An exceptional introduction to contemporary Jewish thinking, it is an essential text for courses in Jewish thought and theology.

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This book provides the most comprehensive collection to date of twentieth-century Jewish writings. This carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times. Including representative selections from both pre- and post-World War II thinkers, with emphasis on writings of the last four decades, the volume offers essays on God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, law, the Holocaust and the modern State of Israel. This is an exceptional one-volume introduction to contemporary Jewish thought.

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the Latter half of this century, this carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times. An extraordinarily rich compilation, it includes selections from Orthodox thinkers and feminists, Israelis and Americans, rationalists and mystics, and post-modernists. Extensive introductions place these writings in historical, and philosophical context. Topics addressed include God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, law, the Holocaust, and the modern state of Israel.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

I. Introduction

1. An Incessantly Gushing Fountain: The Nature of Jewish Theology, Byron Sherwin

II. Classical Theologians in the Twentieth Century: Approaches to God

2. Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Judaism, Hermann Cohen

3. The Star of Redemption, Franz Rosenzweig

4. I and Thou

5. A Thirst for the Living God; and The Pangs of Cleansing, Abraham Isaac Kook

6. God as the Power that Makes for Salvation, Mordecai Kaplan

7. God in Search of Men, Abraham Joshua Heschel

III. Contemporary Reflections on Traditional Themes

A. God

8. Belief in a Personal God: The Position of Liberal Supernaturalism, Louis Jacobs

9. In Search of God, Elliot N. Dorff

10. From God to Godliness: Proposal for a Predicate Theology, Harold M. Schulweis

11. Toward a Feminist Jewish Reconstruction of Monotheism; and Further Thoughts on Liturgy as an Expression of Theology, Marcia Falk

12. Jewish Feminist Theology, Ellen M. Umansky

B. Creation

13. The Wings of the Dove: Jewish Values, Science, and Halachah, David W. Weiss

14. Seek My Face, Speak My Name, Arthur Green

C. Revelation

15. Revelation in the Jewish Tradition, Emanuel Levinas

16. Sacred Fragments: Recovering Theology for the Modern Jew, Neil Gillman

D. Redemption

17. The Natural and the Supernatural Jew, Arthur A. Cohen

18. On Jewish Eschatology, Steven Schwarzschild

E. Covenant/Chosenness

19. Renewing the Covenant, Eugene Borowitz

20. The Election of Israel, David Novak

21. The Body of Faith, Michael Wyschogrod

22. Standing Again at Sinai, Judith Plaskow

23. A Jewish Theology of Jewish Relations to Other Peoples, Elliot N. Dorff

F. Law

24. Halakhic Man, Joseph Soloveitchik

25. Some Criteria for Modern Jewish Observance, Jakob J. Petuchowski

26. Dynamics of Judaism, Robert Gordis

27. Engendering Judaism, Rachel Adler

IV. Two Pivotal Experiences in the Twentieth Century

A. The Holocaust

28. Faith after the Holocaust, Eliezer Berkovits

29. After Auschwitz, Richard Rubenstein

30. The Jewish Return into History; and To Mend the World, Emil Fackenheim

31. Cloud of Smoke, Pillar of Fire: Judaism, Christianity, and Modernity after the Holocaust, Irving Greenberg

B. The State of Israel

32. Exile as a Neurotic Solution, A.B. Yehoshua

33. The Third Jewish Commonwealth, David Hartman

34. The Religious and Moral Significance of the Redemption of Israel. Yeshayahu Leibowitz

35. Beyond Innocence and Redemption, Marc Ellis

V. Looking Toward the Future of Jewish Thought: A Symposium

36. New Directions in Jewish Theology in America, Arthur Green

37. Another Perspective on Theological Directions for the Jewish Future, Rebecca T. Alpert

38. The Nature and Direction of Modern Jewish Theology: Some Thoughts Occasioned by Arthur Green, David Ellenson

39. B'nei Ezra: An Introduction to Textual Reasoning, Peter Ochs

Suggestions for Further Reading

Biographical Sketches

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195114676
Editor:
Dorff, Elliot N.
Editor:
Newman, Louis E.
Editor:
Dorff, Elliot N.
Editor:
Newman, Louis E.
Author:
Dorff, Elliot N.
Author:
Newman, Louis E.
Author:
null, Louise
Author:
null, Elliot N.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Theology | Judaism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Judaism
Subject:
Judaism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Judaism -- 20th century.
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Judaism
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 512-514.
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.300 x 6.500 in 2.100 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book provides the most comprehensive collection to date of twentieth-century Jewish writings. This carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times. Including representative selections from both pre- and post-World War II thinkers, with emphasis on writings of the last four decades, the volume offers essays on God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, law, the Holocaust and the modern State of Israel. This is an exceptional one-volume introduction to contemporary Jewish thought.
"Synopsis" by , The most comprehensive collection to date of Jewish religious writings from the Latter half of this century, this carefully constructed anthology highlights the enormous range of theological viewpoints and methods that have characterized Jewish theological reflection in modern times. An extraordinarily rich compilation, it includes selections from Orthodox thinkers and feminists, Israelis and Americans, rationalists and mystics, and post-modernists. Extensive introductions place these writings in historical, and philosophical context. Topics addressed include God, creation, revelation, redemption, covenant/chosenness, law, the Holocaust, and the modern state of Israel.
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