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The Making of a Sage: A Study in Rabbinic Ethics

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Publisher Comments:

Jonathan Schofer offers the first theoretically framed examination of rabbinic ethics in several decades. Centering on one large and influential anthology,The Fathers According to Rabbi Nathan, Jonathan Schofer situates that text within a broader spectrum of rabbinic thought, while at the same time bringing rabbinic thought into dialogue with current scholarship on the self, ethics, theology, and the history of religions. Notable Selection, Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Association for Jewish Studies

About the Author

Jonathan Wyn Schofer is assistant professor of classical rabbinic literature in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Table of Contents

R. Nathan and its contexts — The text instructs — Concepts and tropes — The text and its sages : conclusion — Torah and transgressive tendencies — The heart and its formation — Rabbinic tradition : conclusion — Divine reward and punishment — Motivation and emotion — Rabbinic theology : conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299204631
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - Theology
Author:
Schofer, Jonathan Wyn
Author:
Jonathan Wyn Schofer
Subject:
Religion : Ethics
Subject:
Religion : Judaism - Talmud
Subject:
Judaism - Talmud
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Rabbinical literature
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Jewish ethics
Subject:
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
324

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