Cass Fisher's Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish PDF

By Cass Fisher

ISBN-10: 0804776644

ISBN-13: 9780804776646

Contemplative Nation demanding situations the long-standing view that theology isn't an integral part of the Jewish culture. For political and philosophical purposes, either students of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have sought to reduce the position of theology in Judaism. This booklet constructs a brand new version for realizing Jewish theological language that emphasizes the significant function of theological mirrored image in Judaism and the shut dating among theological mirrored image and spiritual perform within the Jewish culture. Drawing on different philosophical assets, Fisher's version of Jewish theology embraces the a number of varieties and capabilities of Jewish theological language. Fisher demonstrates the application of this version via venture shut readings of an early rabbinic statement at the ebook of Exodus (Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael ) and a piece of recent philosophical theology (Franz Rosenzweig's The celebrity of Redemption). those readings strengthen the dialogue of theology in rabbinics and smooth Jewish inspiration and supply assets for confident Jewish theology.

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