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Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish by Cass Fisher

By Cass Fisher

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 function of theology in Judaism. This publication constructs a brand new version for knowing Jewish theological language that emphasizes the crucial position of theological mirrored image in Judaism and the shut courting among theological mirrored image and spiritual perform within the Jewish culture. Drawing on various philosophical assets, Fisher's version of Jewish theology embraces the a number of varieties and features of Jewish theological language. Fisher demonstrates the software of this version by way of project shut readings of an early rabbinic remark at the ebook of Exodus (Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael ) and a piece of recent philosophical theology (Franz Rosenzweig's The superstar of Redemption). those readings boost the dialogue of theology in rabbinics and glossy Jewish concept and supply assets for positive Jewish theology.

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